Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime coming to Canada October 18th [Update]

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Samsung’s large-bezelled Galaxy J3 Prime, the successor to last year’s Galaxy J3 has arrived in Canada.

Right now at Videotron in a two-year plan the J3 Prime is $19.95 down, and outright the Samsung J3 Prime is $199.95.

The device is expected to hit other carrier stores with an outright price of $240 and zero down on a two-year plan, according to an internal document obtained by MobileSyrup. The device will likely come to all of the carriers that currently sell the Samsung Galaxy J3 — Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Virgin, Fido, Bell MTS, Eastlink and Ice Wireless. At the moment, we’re most confident Telus at least will carry the phone, which s expected to arrive October 18th.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime has similar specs to last year’s Samsung Galaxy J3, including a 5-inch 1280 x 720 pixel resolution display, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Additionally, it has 16GB of expandable internal storage and 1.5GB of RAM, which is also similar to the previous model and carries a similar capacity 2,600mAh battery.

Processor-wise, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime uses a quad-core Exynos 7570 chipset which should run better than the Exynos 3475 found in the previous model.

Update:2017/10/13:  Videotron is now selling the Samsung J3 Prime.

Update: 2017/10/18: Telus is now selling the J3 Prime and Bell will launch the entry-level Samsung on October 26.