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There were speculations that the AT&T variant of the budget smartphone Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) was in the offing, but the South Korean technology giant has been keeping mum all this while. Now, leakster Evan Blass @evleaks has reignited interest by sharing pictures, purportedly of the AT&T variant of the device.

The Galaxy J3 (2016) was unveiled by Virgin and Boost Mobile in November 2015 before it was released in January 2016. It is not sure when the AT&T variant will be released, but it could come in the first half of this year.

The pictures of the rumoured AT&T variant of the Galaxy J3 (2016) suggest it will come with the same features, including the looks, as the one unveiled by Virgin and Boost Mobile.

The Galaxy J3 (2016) sports a 5-inch Super-AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels (294 ppi pixel density) resolution, measures 142.3 x 71x 7.9mm in dimension and weighs 138g. It supports USB 2.0, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, WLAN 802.11 b / g / n 2.4GHz and Bluetooth v4.1.

Under the hood, the budget smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocking 1.2GHz, an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 8GB/16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), an 8MP main camera, a 5MP secondary snapper and a 2,600mAh battery.

Packed with sensors for proximity and ambient light, accelerometer and gyroscope, the device is priced at Rs 8,999 (around $200). The AT&T variant is also expected to come with a similar price tag.

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