Budget phones are often very popular due to the attractive pricing. If you are planning to get one, you might want to consider Samsung’s upcoming Pro version of the Galaxy J Series.
The J Series is the South Korean electronic giant’s entry level offering, in contrast to the mid-range A series and the flagship S and Note series.
In a leak from Samsung’s retailer that has been circulated online, the series will consist of three models, namely J7 Pro, J5 Pro and J3 Pro.
All three sport a new sleek metal unibody design and while the J5 Pro and J7 Pro will have a unique U-shaped antenna band in the upper rear of the devices. With the introduction of the Pro variants, the specs seem to be heading much closer to the mid-range, with a pretty decent amount of RAM, internal storage and large batteries.
The J7 Pro sports a 5.5in Super Amoled full-HD display, 3GB RAM, 13-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera and a large 3,600mAh battery, along with other advanced features such as front fingerprint sensor and always-on-display.
On the other hand the J5 Pro has a 5.2 in HD display, a 3,000mAh battery and front fingerprint sensor. It has the same amount of RAM and camera as the J7 Pro.
The J3 Pro will be the base model for the series featuring a 5in HD display, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel f/1.9 rear camera and a 2,400mAh battery.
All three will reportedly run on the current generation Android OS, 7.0 Nougat. From the leak, the J7 Pro is set to be priced at RM1,299 while the J5 Pro and the J3 Pro will be priced at RM1,149 and RM699 respectively.
Based on the previous leak of Galaxy C9 Pro at a retailers’ briefing, the J Pro series availability might happen within weeks.
While waiting for the new Galaxy J Pro phones, you might be interested to know that the Galaxy S8 now comes in a new shade, Coral Blue. The Galaxy S8 Coral Blue will be available at the recommended retail price of RM3,299, while the Galaxy S8+ Coral Blue is offered at a recommended retail price of RM3,699 from July 7 onwards.