Samsung announces the affordable but feature rich Galaxy J3 and J7

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Both are the latest smartphones in the Galaxy J series. Elsewhere, thousands of miles from the Philippine islands, Samsung has announced the Galaxy J7 (2018) and J3 (2018) for its US customers. Both the units run on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Samsung didn't lay out all the details of the Galaxy J7 refresh, but did say it features a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen running at 1,280 x 720 resolution. The smartphone will be powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, along with 6GB RAM onboard. It comes in Black and White colour variants.

Camera: Features an easy-to-use 5MP front and 8MP rear camera. On the connectivity front, the handset includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, Global Positioning System with GLONASS. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings - About Phone - Software Update.

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The Galaxy A6 & A6+ also support Bixby, the tech giant's intelligent virtual assistant, to help you get more things done with your phone and applications. Its function remains unknown at present, though some believe it's a dedicated camera toggle - something Samsung used to bundle on its smartphones. The smartphone makes use of an 8MP rear camera at its back with LED flash and f/1.9 aperture. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, HT40, and 3.5mm audio jack.

Galaxy J3 and J7 are great in the workplace as well, offering the defense-grade, multilayered protection of Samsung Knox right out of the box. "The Galaxy lineup is created to give consumers the flexibility to choose the phone that best fits their needs", said Justin Denison, senior vice president, Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing at Samsung Electronics America.

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