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A Quick Look at the new Galaxy J3 and Galaxy Express Prime 3

There are two entry-level Samsung Smartphones heading to the US. The new Galaxy J3 will be available from multiple carriers in the country, including AT&T. It’s a successor to last year’s Galaxy J3 which carried model number SM-J327A on AT&T. The upcoming device carries model number SM-J337A. AT&T won’t be the only carrier offering it though, it’s going to be available from Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint as well.

No Infinity Display 🙁

After looking at the images, it seems like a lot of things are changed in the phone’s design. It retains the hardware navigation keys despite the fact that Samsung is gradually moving more devices to its bezel-less Infinity Display. That time has not yet come for its entry-level handsets, though.

What about internals?

Geekbench listing revealed that this device may have a 5-inch 720p resolution display with an Exynos 7570 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The specs are obviously nothing to write home about but then again, it’s not like you can expect much more from a low-end device.

Galaxy Express Prime 3 is the same phone as Galaxy J3?

Technically, yes. It has the same exact model number (SM-J337A) and probably the same device. Does it makes sense for the same carrier to launch two differently same device?

Absolutely yes. The explanation is that the Express prime 3 would be for AT&T’s Prepaid customers. The Galaxy Express Prime 2 also has the same SM-J327 model number as last year’s Galaxy J3 and it’s available for the carrier’s prepaid customers and on its prepaid brand, Cricket Wireless. It makes sense that AT&T would stick with that strategy for this new handset as well.

AT&T, or other carriers for that matter, are yet to confirm when the new Galaxy J3 is going to be available for purchase and how much it’s going to cost.

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