Samsung has announced this low-end device back in November 2015, but it was finally released in January 2016, but it will hit the stores in the following months. According to famous leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks), AT&T will be selling the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) in May.
The Galaxy J3 2016 is not a flagship and neither a mid-range phone with great specs. It will be only an affordable mid-tier smartphone which is listed on the 91mobiles Indian website with a price tag of around $135. Apparently, both Boost and Virgin Mobile are selling it for a price of $179.99, without a contract and most likely, the J3 won’t be cheaper through AT&T.
The phone has a plastic design similar to other Samsung Galaxy handsets, it comes in white, black and gold colors and it measures 142.3 x 71 x 7.9 mm, while its resulted weight is only 138 grams. The screen is a Super AMOLED with a diagonal of 5-inch, but it supports only a HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, which gives a maximum pixel density of 294 ppi.
It comes preinstalled with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and it’s powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, which is backed by an Adreno 306 GPU and 1.5GB of RAM and offers two variants of internal memories with capacities of 8GB and 16GB, which, fortunately, support expansion up to 128GB, by adding a microSD card.
The J3109 variant has a pair of more advanced cameras, as the one found on the rear side supports a resolution of 8MP and the front shooter is 5MP, while the cameras of the J320P model have lower resolutions of 5MP and 2MP. You shouldn’t have high expectations from them, because they won’t offer a variety of features like the premium Galaxy phones. The battery is also small, but not as small as on other devices with a similar screen. Its capacity is 2600mAh and according to GSMArena, it can provide up to 22 hours of talking time.