Samsung unveils the Galaxy J3 Pro... shipping with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to its vast range of Android devices, the Galaxy J3 Pro. The new device is a lower-mid-range handset, and will go on sale in China later this month.

The J3 Pro stands out from many other lower-cost smartphones by offering metallic bodywork. Samsung said last year that it intends to differentiate its devices by offering slimmer designs, premium materials, and wider use of high-definition displays.

At 8mm-thick, the J3 Pro isn't the slimmest handset out there, even in its price range, but it does offer a solid set of specs with which to attract buyers, including:

  • 5-inch Super AMOLED with HD (1280x720px) display
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage (plus microSD card support up to 128GB)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual-SIM support
  • USB 2.0 port
  • 2600mAh battery
  • 142.2 x 71.3 x 8mm; 139g

Unfortunately, as SamMobile points out, the device is shipping with last year's Android 5.1.1 Lollipop onboard, rather than Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which has now been available for eight months.

The Galaxy J3 Pro will launch on China Telecom in the coming weeks, priced at 990 CNY (roughly $150 USD).

Source: Samsung China via SamMobile

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