samsung galaxy j3 6

Remember that time when Samsung said it would cut down on the number of models it released? Well, a year later, it didn’t quite happen. Especially in the entry-level market, where Samsung is happily churning out new models, dumping old naming conventions for new and increasingly fanciful monikers.

Case in point, the Samsung Galaxy J3⑥, which just made its debut in China. Yes, the circled 6 is part of the actual name of the device. Our best guess is it has something to do with the auspicious nature the number 6 has in the Chinese culture. If we’re wrong – and we may very well be – we welcome an explanation.

The Galaxy J3⑥ comes with a 5-inch HD AMOLED display, a technology that so far, has been confined to the upper echelons of Samsung’s product line. The fact that AMOLED is making its way downrange could be a sign that Samsung is pulling all stops in its fight with the Chinese companies that have taken the entry-level market by storm. Two other premium features are rumored to be coming to cheap Samsung devices soon: Samsung Pay and fingerprint sensors.


Other specs of the Galaxy J3⑥ include an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, just 8GB of expandable storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and a generous 2,600 mAh battery.

The design of the Galaxy J3 ⑥ includes sculpted sides evoking the Galaxy S6, though this is a plastic construction, despite of the metallic appearance. Available in black, white, and the obligatory gold, the J3⑥ features a plastic rear cover. The device is 7.9 mm in thickness, which is quite good for a budget device.

The Galaxy J3⑥ runs TouchWiz, with a slew of additional apps available on demand.

For now, it appears that the Galaxy J3⑥ is exclusive to China Telecom, though we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung brought it elsewhere, perhaps with some minor modifications. No info on the official price just yet.

The Galaxy J3⑥ will go against phones from Motorola, Huawei, or Xiaomi, plus the OnePlus X (which we just reviewed), and a legion of other Chinese competitors.

Let us know your thoughts!

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Javid Nazim Mammadov

    It looks much better without that silver speaker on front. Samsung should get rid of it on its other devices too.

    • Agnes Stewart

      Nice to pick up Uhans A101: elegant design and powerful functionality

    • Tom Munderi

      The speaker had a faint, like communication indoors

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    In India, recently been launched is J5 & J7
    (with sAMOLED display as on the S6).

    Check them out! and their price (‘m using J5)

    The J5 comes only with a Snapdragon processor unlike J3 & J7 and is most likely to come in US.

    • WAusJackBauer

      The J5 in certain regions does not use an AMOLED display. I think only the 8GB model has an AMOLED display.

      But ye I own the J5 too, amazing phone for the price, highly recommend.

      1 thing that confuses me though is even though it has a 64 bit CPU all the apps I’ve used say it’s running in 32bit.

  • coldspring22 .

    Samsung has no choice to deliver better value to Consumers in order to compete with Xiaomi for example, and that’s great. J3/J5/J7 are Pretty good devices overall, but not quite there yet, there is shortfalls in cpu and memory compared with likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2.

    • Karl Mager

      Samsung begins to experience serious competition from Uhans. But this is only the beginning

  • china dude

    six has no meaning in Chinese
    eight bring wealth, as wealth and eight were pronounced almost the same in some chinese dialect.
    nine bring long life, as long and nine were pronounced almost the same.

    • Karl Mager

      Do you bring the richness of Samsung Galaxy J3. It is so expensive

  • Karly Johnston

    And that competes with a Mi4C how???

    • Karl Mager

      Worthy competition makes it Uhans A101

      • Karly Johnston

        wth is that?

  • Bodi Lener

    Before buying a Samsung Galaxy J3 should study the market well. You can find a lot of peers, the price is much cheaper

    • Josi Roshen

      I do not want to say that I am a power user and communication technologies and an expert in this field. But, in my opinion, there are other cheaper smartphones (eg Uhans A101) that for less money solves communication problems

      • Bodi Lener

        More recently I learned that Uhans A101 supports 10-point Multi-Touch interface. And what interface from Samsung Galaxy J3?

        • Rem Anash

          This is a distinct advantage Uhans A101

  • Agnes Stewart

    Continues Uhans share of the company in which Uhans A101 smartphone can be purchased for $ 0.99. More information can be found on the official website of the manufacturer

    • Tom Munderi

      Thanks for the tip. Ordered, I look forward to. I initially thought that it was another joke on the Internet

  • Den List

    The main disadvantage to the user – the amateur game is a weak battery, and for some reason the smartphone during the game strongly heated