Samsung’s more affordable phones may not be quite as popular as its flagship devices, but the Korean company just updated its budget-focused Galaxy J series in Europe. As usual, the three main Galaxy J series are refreshed first, which include the Galaxy J3, J5, and J7.
The most noticeable change with these new Galaxy J devices are their designs: all three phones launched today now come with metal chassis. Unlike their predecessors, they look much more refined too; in fact, they actually look pretty premium given their product segment.
Naturally, the new Galaxy J7 is the most well-equipped of the lot. It comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 3,600mAh battery, as well as 13MP rear and front cameras. A tier down is the Galaxy J5, which shares many of the J7’s specifications. It does, however, come with a smaller 5.2-inch HD display, less RAM at 2GB, and a 3,000mAh battery.
And then there’s the most affordable model, the Galaxy J3. It features a 5-inch LCD display, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing shooters, and a 2,400mAh battery. Much like the higher-end Galaxy J7 and J5, the J3 also ships with Android Nougat out of the box.
The Samsung Galaxy J (2017) series will be sold in Europe in the coming months. The Galaxy J7 retails at €339 (about RM1,625), while the J5 and J3 will go for €279 (approximately RM1,340) and €219 (around RM1,050) respectively. Interestingly, the Galaxy J5 has been registered with SIRIM too; Samsung may be gearing up to launch the updated series in Malaysia.