Samsung seems to be making a habit of launching Pro versions of new smartphones. The company launched the Galaxy A9 Pro soon after the Galaxy A9 went official in China, and it has now revealed the Galaxy J3 Pro following the Galaxy J3 (2016) from earlier this year. Once again, the Pro variant has been released in China first, with no guarantees that it will make an appearance in other markets.
As Samsung notes, the metal look on the Galaxy J3 Pro is just for visuals and the handset is actually made of plastic. The specs include a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 16GB of storage, and a 2,600 mAh battery. The software is powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is considerably outdated by now even for a budget handset.
The Galaxy J3 Pro is priced at 990 Yuan (roughly $15) and will go on sale through carrier China Telecom later this month.
Source: Samsung China