Besides reportedly prepping the initiation of a Galaxy O smartphone family, and continuation of the A roster, the Android diversity champions apparently have the expansion of the J lineup in the pipeline as well.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 should help fill the blanks between the just-released J2 and four month-old J5, with decidedly unremarkable specifications in tow. Clearly, things aren’t as bad as for the qHD 4.7-inch screen-sporting J2, but the J3 still needs an economical price point to make it in the uber-crowded, ultra-competitive non-flagship scene.

It’d probably be wise of Samsung to commercially launch the SM-J3109 before long too, at least in emerging markets like India or Eastern Europe. Recent speed-inspecting visits at both GFX Bench and Geekbench suggest the 5.1 Lollipop-running handheld is pretty much ready for primetime, packing a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, and 1GB RAM.

That’s an almost identical hardware configuration to the Galaxy J5, which ups the memory ante with an additional 512MB, but the 8MP rear camera is considerably worse than J5’s 13 megapixel shooter on paper.

Other lackluster Galaxy J3 features include 8GB internal storage space, a 5MP front snapper, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC connectivity. Yet the 5-inch display delivers relatively sharp 1,280 x 720 (HD) content, which is definitely a plus, as long as retail costs don’t exceed $200.

Sources: GFX Bench, Geekbench

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