Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime with Android Nougat launched in US

Pablo Tucker
April 29, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime with Android Nougat OS has been launched in the U.S. at a price of $150. Not going to be directly available, the phone is going to be sold through T-Mobile and MetroPCS networks in the U.S. The only notable feature among the entry-level specifications is the Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

The Galaxy J3 Prime has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, 4G LTE, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System as the connectivity options and the device is also WEA Capable. It isn't entirely new though, as a similar device has been on sale in the United States with the Galaxy J3 Emerge moniker at Sprint and Boost Mobile, while Cricket has been selling it as the Amp Prime 2. The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime has an internal memory of 16GB and you can use microSD cards of up to 128GB to expand the storage. Under the hood, it is listed to be running on a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz, but the exact SoC hasn't been revealed in any of the listings so far. It packs a 5 MP rear camera as well as 2 MP front camera for photography and selfies.

Connectivity options on the Galaxy J3 Prime include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, USB, LTE, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.1.

Android 7.0 brings with it several new features and improvements, like the ability to reply to messages from your notifications shade, an improved Doze mode for saving battery life, and more. 9,600) through T-Mobile and is available with the option of monthly installments. The smartphone measures 139.7×69.85×8.89mm and weighs 148 grams. Thus, it looks like Galaxy J3 Prime and Galaxy Amp Prime 2 are one and the same device launched by different monikers via the two carriers.

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