Verizon Wireless released Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system on board on Thursday. The device came to the carrier months after it was made available on Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is currently available on Verizon Wireless (via Phone Arena) for $109.99, which is cheap compared to $167.85 on Amazon (current price) and $192 on Sprint. The Verizon variant of the device comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, while the ones available on other carriers still run on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The Galaxy J3 (2016) was released in China in November 2015, before Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile released the CDMA variant of the smartphome in the United States in January this year. The unlocked version of the device is currently available on Amazon. It was also reported that AT&T will launch the GSM and LTE variant of the device on Friday.
The budget smartphone sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1,280x720 pixels (294 ppi pixel density), measures 142.3x71x7.9 mm in dimension and weighs 138g. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box (only Verizon variant).
The device also has an 8GB/16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card), a 1.5GB RAM, an 8MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper and a 2,600mAh non removable battery. In terms of connectivity, the device supports USB 2.0, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz and Bluetooth v4.1.