Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile) can expect to see the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) available on the network. This entry-level device will be sold by the carrier as the Galaxy J3 Emerge, a second generation model that follows its predecessor.
Just like the original Galaxy J3 (2016), the device will be available with a 5-inch build and a 720p display resolution. Its internal specs are different from the previous model as it comes with an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC with 2GB of RAM and an internal storage of 16GB. In addition, the Galaxy J3 Emerge will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow upon release instead of Android 5.0 Lollipop that was previously seen on the Galaxy J3.
As for the camera, the handset is available with the same configuration found on its predecessor. There is a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera paired with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It also retains its video capture resolution at 720p. In addition, the battery on the Galaxy J3 Emerge is the same at 2,600 mAh. But many are hopeful that usage time on the device will improve since it now comes with the Doze power-saving feature found exclusively on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The announcement shares that the Galaxy J3 Emerge will be available starting January 6th.