Kyocera Hydro Reach, LG Stylo 2 and Samsung Galaxy J7 officially released in the US9
Unfortunately, the Galaxy J7 that Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are offering isn't the 2016 model, but the one from last year. Nevertheless, the handset has decent features, including a 5 MP front-facing camera with LED flash, 13 MP rear camera, a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, and an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, offers 16 GB of expandable storage space and 2 GB of RAM, and costs $ 229.99 off contract. Only Boost Mobile is selling the Galaxy J7 right away, while Virgin Mobile plans to have it in stock on April 29.
The LG Stylo 2 is a rebranded LG Stylus 2 (a handset that was released last month in South Korea), and can be bought from Boot Mobile for $179.99. Also running Android Marshmallow, the LG Stylo 2 sports a 5.7-inch 720p screen, and obviously comes with a stylus pen. Other features include 13 MP and 5 MP cameras (rear and front), a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory. Virgin Mobile will launch the device on May 9.
Finally, the Kyocera Hydro Reach is the cheapest among the new handsets, costing $99.99 (plus tax). Just like all previous Kyocera Hydro smartphones, the new model is water-resistant (IP57-certified), and sadly runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. Powered by a quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, the Kyocera Hydro Reach features a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storabe space. You can buy the smartphone as of today from both Boost and Virgin Mobile.
sources: Boost Mobile (Galaxy J7, LG Stylo 2, Kyocera Hydro Reach), Virgin Mobile