AT&T reveals price and release details for the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
The newer version of the Galaxy J3 has already been available for quite a while, with both Virgin and Boost Mobile having carried the handset since January. Announced prior to the new Galaxy J5 and J7, the J3 (2016) is a sturdy competitor even though it's not exactly blessed with strong hardware.
Where budget devices used to scrimp beyond recognition, the Galaxy J3 isn't too bad at all. You get a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip, 1.5 GB of RAM and LTE support. The 16 GB of in-built storage can be boosted by means of the microSD slot, and Samsung has equipped the back and front of the handset with respective 5 and 2-megapixel shooters. Meanwhile, the 2600 mAh battery should keep those lights on for a substantial length of time.
The device will go on sale from May 6th at a cost of $5.67 per month, payable over 30 months through AT&T's Next 24 installment plan. Software-wise, the J3 gets the aging Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, though users can also reap the benefits of Samsung's baked-in KNOX security suite.