Forget the Galaxy S8. The newest Samsung smartphone to be excited about is the Galaxy J3 Prime, a budget smartphone from the South Korean electronics giant that runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
J3 Prime by Samsung is powered by a quad-core Exynos 7570 1.4GHz chipset with 1.5GB of internal RAM. The J3 has 16MB of phone storage expandable up to 128GB with a MicroSD card. The screen on the J3 is only 5 inches, which makes the phone about medium sized. The display is HD with 720×1280 pixels. Though these specs are not as impressive as the ones on the more expensive Galaxy smartphones, the features deliver excellent performance considering the price.
Galaxy J3 Prime has two cameras: a 5MP back camera and a 2MP front “selfie” camera. The battery is a modest 2600mAh, which is sufficient to last a day. The J3 Prime weighs only 148 grams, which makes it small and compact enough to carry around in a pocket.
Despite being a budget smartphone, the J3 offers Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS, USB, and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity.
Galaxy J3 Prime will be launched in the U.S. via carriers MetroPCS and T-Mobile. Starting prices will be as low as $150 (without a plan). T-Mobile will make monthly installment payments possible for severely cash-strapped buyers.