Official: Samsung to launch unlocked Galaxy J3 and J7 in the US on July 28

The inexpensive Samsung Galaxy J3 and J7 are already available in the United States, but you can only get them from various carriers in the country. Both devices made their debut on the market recently, but they are sold under different names, which might confuse consumers.

For whatever reason, Samsung has decided to offer customers the option to purchase either of the two budget-friendly smartphones from just about any major retailer in the country. The South Korean company announced that unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy J3 and J7 would be available for purchase on July 28.

The Galaxy J3 will be available for purchase for $149.99 outright, while the Galaxy J7 will cost $219.99. Both can be bought via major retailers and enterprise distributors, as well as at

Even though they're on the cheap side, the Galaxy J3 and J7 come with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. The more expensive Galaxy J7 has a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB expandable storage, whereas the cheaper Galaxy J3 packs a 1.4GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB RAM, and 16GB internal memory.

The Galaxy J7 comes with a larger 5.5-inch HD (720p) display and a better 8-megapixel primary camera. There's also a 3,300 mAh battery inside, along with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper on the front.

On the other hand, the Galaxy J3 sports a smaller 5-inch HD (720p) display, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and battery with less capacity (2,600 mAh). Will you be picking up one later this week?

source: Samsung

Related phones

Galaxy J3 (2017)
  • Display 5.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Galaxy J7
  • Display 5.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow


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