Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) and J7 (2018) mid-rangers announced

08 June 2018

Samsung just unveiled the successors to the Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017). The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) and J7 (2018) are mid-range and offer minor upgrades over their predecessors.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018)

The more interesting Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) model brings almost identical specs to its last year counterpart, at least when it comes to the camera setup.

We've got the same 13MP main sensor with f/1.7 lens and a 13MP front-facing camera, again with f/1.9 aperture. On paper, the Galaxy J7 (2018) should offer pretty much the same camera quality as the 2017 model unless there are some significant software optimizations.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018)

As far as the rest of the specs go, they remain a mystery. Samsung lists a 5.5-inch HD display, which is probably Super AMOLED since the 2017 model had one of those.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018)

Another small bit we know is that both devices support Samsung's Knox.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) comes with a 5" HD screen of unconfirmed type. Given the lowly standing of the device, it's more likely an IPS LCD unit. The handset is powered by an Exynos 7570 chipset with a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz and 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB of storage expandable via a microSD card slot and a 2,600 mAh battery.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018)

The camera setup consists of a 5MP f/2.2 sensor on the front and an 8MP camera on the back with a fairly big f/1.9 aperture. We aren't sure, if this is better than last year's 13MP unit with the same f/1.9 lens.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018)

The handsets will come to the US in "early June" through carriers and select retailers. The Galaxy J3 (2017) has already been listed by AT&T for $210, while the pricing of the Galaxy J7 (2017) is still unconfirmed.