AT&T reveals price and release details for the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

AT&T reveals price and release details for the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
In mid-March, a leak suggested that Samsung's Galaxy J3 (2016) would be headed to AT&T. The carrier has now confirmed this to be the case, and has detailed both the cost and the release date of the budget device. 

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.

source: AT&T via SamMobile

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Galaxy J3 (2016)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(13h 3G talk time)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Low-End Touchwiz Phones are terrible, just terrible... Galaxy Grand Prime, anyone? An S Class Phone can muscle its way out with a Snapdragon 8xx Series SoC or an Exynos with 3 Gigs of RAM... But even these beasts lag sometimes!!! But these little critters don't stand much of a chance... Pawns! On the contrary, my humble Dual Core Lumia 430 glides even on Windows 10...! I'd prefer a Nexus 5 (They're STILL available!) over this J3 any day, every day and... G'Day!

2. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

You have ever even seen the J series phones? You seem to be stuck in the past man, in those days when Apple was the only smartphone post the mobile revolution that Nokia Symbian S60 phones created. Seriously pity you man.

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Grand Prime is HORRIBLE. J Series phones are a different story tho.

7. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Grand Prime is really horrible, I have used one for 3 months.

6. jonathonpower7

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

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3. RuneMaster

Posts: 75; Member since: May 31, 2015

J3 (2016) price should be lower than asking price. You know, most OEM's similar phones cost 1/2 of the Samsung phones. People will only buy this phone who doesn't have many other options available. Samsung still don't know why they are loosing in terms of profit.

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

You mean cheap Chinese phones? Do you know that these companies like Xiaomi or Lenovo doesn't have any profit but loss from smartphones?

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

so how did they end in green every year? after lossing profit from smartphone, R&D and marketings cost? lol

8. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

i think this thing is going to sell alot.

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That's what people expect from samsung each year, especially from its low and mid range handsets. Wouldn't give heavy explanations, would just say that its handsets use the same old design language, laggy GUI, typical cameras and sound system. They have no differentiating factor or great marketing. People see such 'general' phones everywhere. What they ask for is a good value-to-money ratio, and respectable optimization of hardware and software with the phone. Samsung's low/mid tier handsets don't offer such optimization or special features. They are largely the same to most consumers, which is one of the main reasons why these won't sell really well.

11. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Samsung Galaxy J3 also comes with a software-based flash option for selfies

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