Samsung Galaxy J7 Star coming soon to T-Mobile, likely for under $300

Shortly after launching the Samsung Galaxy J3 Star, T-Mobile is now getting ready to release another Samsung phone from the 2018 J-series. Called Samsung Galaxy J7 Star, the new handset is larger and better equipped than the J3, which means it'll also be more expensive.

T-Mobile says the Samsung Galaxy J7 Star is "coming soon," and the phone's home screen likely reveals its release date: July 13 (next Friday). Since the J3 Star is sold for $175, we assume the new J7 will cost more than $200, but less than $300. Sprint and Boost Mobile are already selling a version of this handset (called Galaxy J7 Refine), asking $288 and $229, respectively, for it.

Running Android 8 Oreo, the Galaxy J7 Star sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a classic 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, and employs a pretty generic design that Samsung's been using for years on its less advanced phones. The handset is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, further featuring a 3300 mAh battery, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable internal memory. The Galaxy J7 Star also offers a 13 MP front-facing camera and a 13 MP rear camera. 

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Star is not made to turn heads, but it's an option to consider if you aren't willing to pay more than $300 for a new T-Mobile smartphone.

source: T-Mobile

Related phones

Galaxy J7 Star
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(27.65h talk time)



1. TheOracle1

Posts: 2337; Member since: May 04, 2015

I really feel sorry for US carrier customers. There are countless phones in that price range and below that are far better but not sold in the US. As for Samsung, their low to midrange lineup is overpriced and underspecced garbage.

3. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

There are countless unlocked mid range phones available. The big reason people don't buy them is because they can't budget spending a lousy $300 at one time and must make installments.

2. Chris_ABN

Posts: 194; Member since: May 16, 2018

He didn't even mention one of the major selling points. It's gonna be one of the cheapest 600mhz capable phone on Tmobiles roster. Phone still is trash.

4. Alcyone

Posts: 487; Member since: May 10, 2018

To each their own. When I had my lg g3, i needed to send it back for warranty repair. So I got a $150 galaxy avant (lower level than the j7s), to hold me over a week. I still have that avant on one of the free t mo lines. Yes the lower ends are weaker; but mine still runs, holds a charge, even if its 4.4.2.

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 2337; Member since: May 04, 2015

Please note that I said Carrier customers. T-Mobile is probably the best of a sorry bunch and they do try. But there's no real choice in the US market. A midrange Asus (Taiwanese) would be a better option.

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