Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge to be launched by Sprint, Boost, and Virgin Mobile

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge to be launched by Sprint, Boost, and Virgin Mobile
Sprint is reportedly getting ready to launch a new affordable Android handset made by Samsung. 

Called Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge, the upcoming smartphone should replace the Galaxy J3 (2016), and seems to be a slightly different variant of the Galaxy J3 (2017) - a device that's expected be officially announced pretty soon.

Just like the Galaxy J3 (2016), the Galaxy J3 Emerge sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. However, it's got some improvements under the hood, including an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, and 2 GB of RAM (instead of just 1.5 GB). Other features allegedly include a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, 16 GB of internal memory, and a 2600 mAh battery (no change here compared to the older model).

Sadly, it's said that the Galaxy J3 Emerge will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow at launch, and it's not clear when the handset is supposed to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.

According to Venture Beat, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge might be available at Sprint starting January 6. Sprint's pre-paid brands - Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile - will also sell the smartphone. Right now, there's no word on the price of the new Galaxy J3, but, as already mentioned, this will certainly be an affordable device.

source: Venture Beat

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Galaxy J3 Emerge
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(23h talk time)



1. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016


2. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

5mp rear camera? What is this? 2008?

3. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

Do the words Affordable/Emerge ring any bells? Sincerely tho, it would be very good as a work/secondary device. The front is not all that bad, classic Samsung; while as the back... Well, that is a different story.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even sub$150 smartphone nowadays has 8MP-16MP main camera (but probably this one will cost less than $50 locked)

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Price? That's what matter here in this case. 5'' phone. In small body.

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Wait a sec, wasn't the J3 2016 has 8MP rear camera? Did they just downgrade it?

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