Samsung Galaxy J3 Star lands at T-Mobile, priced to sell for $175

Samsung Galaxy J3 Star lands at T-Mobile, priced to sell for $175
Samsung announced the affordable Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 will be available for purchase in the United States but did not reveal any info about price and release. It appears that T-Mobile has already started selling one of the two entry-level handsets, but the carrier is using a slightly different name.

The Galaxy J3 Star is T-Mobile's own version of the Samsung Galaxy J3 but with LTE band 71 support. The rest of the phone's specs are decent enough for its $175 outright price. In case you can't afford the full retail price, T-Mobile offers the Galaxy J3 Star for $7 down and $7 per month for 24 months.

Even though it's an entry-level smartphone, the Galaxy J3 Star runs Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box. The rest of the phone's specs include a 5-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel selfie snapper, and a 2,600 mAh battery.

When it comes to hardware, the Galaxy J3 Star is far from being impressive, as the smartphone packs a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB expandable storage. Although the phone shows “out of stock” now, it should go on sale at T-Mobile this week.

source: T-Mobile via SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy J3 (2018)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(18.7h talk time)


1 Comment

1. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1081; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

How can they justify releasing a 16GB device in 2018. I get they support expandable memory. But considering the J7 usually shares specs with the j3 with the exception of size. They too will have only 16GB while other companies are offering 32GB for the Entry level segment. If these were $99 prepaid phones, I'd understand 16GB but for nearly $200 and that's it?

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