Samsung Galaxy J3 to launch on Boost and Virgin Mobile for $179

Both Boost and Virgin Mobile have just announced that they will be offering the 2016 model of the Galaxy J3 with any of their prepaid plans in the United States for $179. The former will launch the handset on Monday, January 18, whilst the latter will start selling it today.

As you’d expect, the Galaxy J3 doesn’t pack any overwhelming internals. What we’re looking at is a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera equipped with Quick Launch, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, and a 2,600 mAh battery.

The handset runs Android 5.1.1 straight out of the box with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface plastered over it. It is, however, set to receive the Marshmallow update some time within the next 11-months, making it one of the few affordable smartphones on the market to receive the firmware.

If you reside in the United States and you’re a Virgin Mobile customer, click here to find out how you can go about picking up the Galaxy J3. Boost Mobile subscribers can hit the source link below for all the required juicy details.