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Samsung Galaxy J7 release: Everything you need to know

Samsung's Galaxy J7 V is finally here -- and can be purchased now from Verizon

Samsung has finally launched the much-anticipated 2017 version of the Galaxy J7 in the form of the Galaxy J7 V — with the V standing for Verizon. The device largely has the expected specs, although there are a few surprises.

If you’re not a Verizon customer, don’t worry yet — it’s likely we’ll see the device come to other carriers in the weeks ahead.

More: The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime could be a high-spec version of the original Galaxy J7

So what does the Samsung Galaxy J7 have to offer? Well, let’s start with what’s under the hood. The phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. While that’s not much storage, the phone does have a microSD card slot so you can add extra storage if you so choose.

While the Galaxy J7 was rumored to feature a 13MP rear-facing camera, the device instead ended up with an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The display of the phone sits at 5.5-inches and has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 — which isn’t bad for a phone in this price range.

The design of the new phone is actually pretty nice. Sure, it’s no Galaxy S series, but it’s basic and sleek with a metal body. On the back, you’ll find a colored band that stretches across the camera module. As expected, the design is much cleaner than the 2016 version, meaning you won’t have to settle for a cheap-looking phone just because you’re getting a midrange device.

If you’re looking to get the device for yourself, you can visit the Verizon website. We’ll update this article as we hear more about the Samsung Galaxy J7’s availability across different carriers.

Updated on 03-23-2017 by Christian de Looper: Added news that the Samsung Galaxy J7 is now available.