Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) launches on Verizon, Android Marshmallow on board

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) launches on Verizon, Android Marshmallow on board
Released earlier this year via Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is now available from Verizon Wireless. The J3 is offered by Verizon as a prepaid smartphone, and costs just $109.99 - that's less than the prices asked by Sprint and its MVNOs (from $149 to $192).

Interestingly, Verizon's Galaxy J3 (2016) comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, so it's got another advantage - beside the price related one - over the phone's versions sold by Sprint & co, as these still run Android 5.1 Lollipop.

For $110, Verizon's Galaxy J3 seems to be a good handset. Its main features include a 5-inch AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE connectivity, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and a 5 MP rear camera. On the downside, the device offers only 8 GB of internal memory, but at least it has a microSD card slot, so you can always use a card to add extra storage space.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) can also be purchased unlocked from Amazon (though this variant only works on AT&T and T-Mobile). Moreover, starting tomorrow, May 6, the handset will be launched by AT&T. Is anyone here planning to buy this new Galaxy J3?


source: Verizon via Press release

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Galaxy J3 (2016)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat

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