Samsung’s entry-level Android smartphone Galaxy J3 Prime has been launched and is up for purchase from MetroPCS and T-Mobile. The South Korean OEM, which is basking in the glory of its flagships Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, did not draw much attention toward the new Galaxy J3 Prime and released it quietly in the market. T-Mobile and its prepaid service provider MetroPCS have now listed the device in its catalog.

T-Mobile price details

T-Mobile postpaid subscribers can purchase the Galaxy J3 Prime for $150. They can also opt for the $6 monthly installment plan to buy the handset. With a down payment of $6, all consumers have to do is to keep paying $6 to T-Mobile for the next 24 months.

Apart from that, the prepaid customers can bag the handset at $75 thanks to the limited period promotional offer T-Mobile is offering customers.

Is the MetroPCS deal better?

MetroPCS, a prepaid wireless service provider and also a part of T-Mobile, is offering the handset to existing and potential subscribers. The prepaid service provider is offering the same handset at $69 after applying all discounts and offers. The customers buying Galaxy J3 Prime from MetroPCS will be getting a rebate of $70. The original price of the handset is listed as $139.

It is not yet clear how long these offers will be available. Neither T-Mobile nor MetroPCS have mentioned a deadline for these discounts. Thus it would be wise to grab the device while these lucrative offers last.

Galaxy J3 Prime: specs and features

MetroPCS and T-Mobile are shipping the Samsung smartphone with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The entry-level smartphone comes with 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Exynos 7570 SoC, which clocks at 1.35 GHz.

The handset comes with just 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.

However, a user can expand the memory to up to 256GB with the aid of a microSD card, which has to be bought separately. Regarding the camera, the Galaxy J3 Prime is equipped with a 5MP rear camera with inbuilt LED flash and a paltry 2MP selfie snapper.

Samsung claims that the smartphone will provide up to 20 hours of talk time with 20 days standby time.

All the hardware is fueled by a 2,600 mAh removable lithium ion battery. The UI of the smartphone has been designed according to a streamlined layout dubbed “Easy Mode.” The handset is available in white, black, and gold. However, T-Mobile and MetroPCS are only offering the black model of the device.

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