The U.S carriers have started shipping the pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones to their users. Now, Samsung has launched its latest budget smartphone Galaxy J3 Prime in the U.S. The device specifications are already revealed in several leaks, and now, we can officially confirm them. It will be available through T-Mobile and MetroPCS and will be retailing at an outright price of $150 or just $6 per month on a 24-month contract. It comes only in Black color option. Considering its cheap price tag, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime comes with a polycarbonate shell.
Talking about the specifications, the Galaxy J3 Prime comes with a 5-inch display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the Exynos 7570 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and comes coupled with Mali-T720 GPU. There is also 1.5GB of RAM which should be good enough for regular smartphone usage. While multitasking on this device will not be that perfect, the users can play games and use social media apps without any lag. It has 16GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to additional 128GB using the MicroSD card slot.
It runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the customized TouchWiz UI laid on top. On the camera front, there is a 5MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash and a 2MP selfie camera. It comes backed by a 2600mAh battery that might not give more than a day long battery life. According to the company, it will give up to 20 hours of talk time and lasts up to 20 days standby time. Connectivity options on this device include Cat.4 LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The device measures 139.7 x 69.85 x 8.89 mm and weighs 148 grams.
Beneath the display, there is a physical home button with two capacitive navigation button on either side of it. The loudspeaker and the power button are placed on the right edge of the device, while on the left edge is the volume rocker. The SIM and MicroSD card slot are placed on the back of the device, which can be seen by removing the rear plastic panel. Even the Galaxy J5 2017 and J7 2017 also comes with the similar design with large camera strip on the rear. As of now, there is no information about the availability of these devices in the other markets.