AT&T is adding three more Samsung smartphones to its offerings, including two prepaid, no-contract GoPhones and another that will be available on an AT&T Next 24 installment plan.
The phones, which were announced April 1, include the $130 Samsung Galaxy Express Prime GoPhone, which is available immediately, the $80 Samsung Galaxy Express 3 GoPhone and the $170 Samsung Galaxy J3, which will be available on an AT&T Next 24 installment plan.
The Samsung Galaxy Express Prime handset is a 4G LTE smartphone that features a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1,280-by-720) with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 cover, a 1.3GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 3475 processor, 1.5GB of memory, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot that accepts storage cards up to 128GB.
The Galaxy Express Prime GoPhone, which is being offered exclusively by AT&T in the United States, also includes a 2,600mAh removable battery and runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system. The handset comes in dark gray.
The smartphone includes a 5-megapixel, auto-focus rear-facing camera with an f/2.2 lens, LED flash and HD video; a 2MP front-facing camera with Gesture Control and Beauty Effect selfie modes; and WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. The device, which is a quad-band world phone, is 5.60 inches long, 2.8 inches wide and 0.31 inches thick and weighs 4.9 ounces.
Samsung Galaxy Express 3 GoPhone
Coming starting on May 6 is the Samsung Galaxy Express 3 smartphone, which features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.1GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that accepts storage cards up to 128GB.
The handset, which comes in white, also includes a 2,050mAh battery and a 5MP rear-facing camera and runs on Android 6.0.
Samsung Galaxy J3 Smartphone
The Samsung Galaxy J3, which will also be available starting May 6, features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that accepts storage cards up to 128GB. The handset, which comes in white, also includes a 2,600mAh battery and a 5MP rear-facing camera and runs on Android 6.0. Pricing for the Galaxy J3 on an AT&T Next 24 plan starts at $5.67 a month for 30 months, for a total of $170.10.
The Galaxy J3 also includes extra security features, such as 256-bit encryption by default and Samsung Knox support.
Samsung has been busy unveiling key new smartphones recently. The company’s latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, went on sale on March 11 in the United States. The handsets are water-resistant, are powered by Qualcomm quad-core 2.15GHz/1.6GHz processors and include 4GB of LPDDR4 memory, 32GB of built-in storage, microSD expansion slots, a 12MP dual-pixel rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The Galaxy S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display and a screen that wraps around both right and left edges of the device, while the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display. Both models run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Samsung also recently released Version 3.0 of its Samsung+ customer support app, which for the first time will give customers live remote help with their devices through the app. The updated app is available immediately through Google Play and can be downloaded to a wide variety of Samsung smartphones and tablets, bringing users more options for getting technical support on their devices.
The Samsung+ app comes preloaded on select Samsung mobile devices, including the latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, depending on the carrier. It can be downloaded and installed by U.S. users on older Samsung devices.
The live support features of the new app offer live support via video chat with the option to text, or phone support with a Samsung representative seven days a week, according to a recent eWEEK story.
Also included is a new Samsung Assist feature that helps users get hands-on support, direct to their device screens, wherever they are located. Using Samsung Assist, users can get help from Samsung support representatives who can remotely operate and troubleshoot the device after being given permission by the customer. This feature is currently available on the latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones and will be added to other Galaxy devices and tablets through carrier updates over the coming weeks, according to Samsung.