Samsung’s budget smartphones from the J series, the Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 are already available in the United States. However, interested buyers will have to get the handsets from one of the various carriers operating in the country, which at times is inconvenient. Both the handsets were introduced in the market quite recently. However, for reasons unknown, the devices are sold under different names, which at times may confuse consumers. Nevertheless, that problem may soon end as Samsung has officially announced the launch of the unlocked variants of the two smartphones.

Unlocked Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 handsets to be launched

Samsung in a press statement released on Monday, July 24, stated that the two devices will now be available unlocked from July 28 onward on online retail websites, as well as in stores. Thus, this would mean that consumers can purchase the smartphones from any major retailer or distributors or from Samsung’s online store. While the unlocked variant of the Galaxy J3 will be retailed for $149.99 outright, the unlocked Galaxy J7 can be purchased for $219.99. Although the handsets are budget offerings, both the handsets run on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Galaxy J3 specs and features

The handset comes with 3G, 4G, and LTE network support. The smartphone boasts a 5-inch HD TFT display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.

Quad core CPU clocking powers the handset at 1.4 GHz. Regarding memory, the smartphone comes with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of native storage. However, if required, a user can expand the storage size with the help of a microSD card to up to 256 GB. The Samsung offering is also equipped with a 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front camera for selfies.

The device houses a 2,600 mAh battery.

Features of the Galaxy J7

The larger and more expensive Galaxy J7 also offers 3G, 4G, and LTE network support like its sibling. The smartphone sports a slightly bigger 5.5-inch 720p HD TFT display. The device is powered by an octa-core CPU clocking at 1.6 GHz and comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of native storage.

The user can add additional memory space to up to 256 GB with the help of a microSD card. Regarding the camera, the Galaxy J7 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The smartphone is fueled by a 3,300 mAh capacity battery.

It remains to be seen if the two devices will catch the consumers' fancy when the unlocked variants hit the shelves on July 28.