Samsung has recently announced that it will bring two of its new unlocked smartphone models into the US. They’ve done this move in order to compete with other companies that are currently offering unlocked smartphones devices in the U.S.
We have to agree that there are not many companies that sell their devices unlocked in the U.S., but it seems that these kinds of smartphones are steadily growing. Reports are suggesting that more and more U.S. citizens don’t want to purchase locked handsets anymore. In other words, they don’t like being stuck with a specific mobile network until they change the device.
Samsung has already confirmed that the unlocked variants of the Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 will be available in the U.S. in major retailers and distributors. You will be able to purchase the Galaxy J3 for $149 while the Galaxy J7 will cost $219. Both handsets will be found in the U.S. stores starting from July 28, 2017.
Samsung Galaxy J3 / Samsung Galaxy J7: Specifications
- Dimensions: 142.3x71x7.9mm / 151.7x76x7.8mm;
- Weight: 138 grams / 170 grams;
- Displays: 5-inch super AMOLED / 5.5-inch super AMOLED (both displays support a resolution of 1280×720 pixels);
- Chipset: Exynos 3475 Quad / Exynos 7870 Octa;
- Processor: quad-core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz / octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz;
- RAM: 1.5GB / 2GB;
- Graphics cards: Mali-T720 / Mali-T830MP2;
- Internal storage: 16GB (on both handsets);
- External storage: up to 256GB using a microSD card (on both handsets);
- Primary camera: 5MP / 13MP;
- Secondary camera: 2MP / 5MP;
- Battery: 2600 mAh (removable) / 3300 mAh (non-removable).
What are your thoughts about the Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7? Will you purchase the unlocked versions of these smartphones once they will hit the stores in the U.S.?