News by Josh Dasey on Friday January 15, 2016.
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The modestly spec'd but affordable Samsung Galaxy J3 is starting to roll out in the United States, with the smartphone available from today with prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile. Sprint?s other prepaid carrier Boost Mobile will also be getting the J3 starting next Monday (Jan. 18), while AT&T?s Cricket will land the handset soon.The Galaxy J3 presents an affordable and elegant package, although the specs look a little weedy considering how robust the budget market is these days. Having said that, Samsung has proven before that it can shift its undercooked smartphones in high numbers, consumers clearly wanting the peace of mind of buying the market leading brand. As for the Galaxy J3, it comes a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with 720p resolution, a 64-bit Qualcomm made Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of native storage, expandable micro SD support, a 5 megapixel camera, a 2600mAh battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop from the box. Both Virgin and Boost said the price of the J3 will be $179, without a contract of course.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.