Samsung Galaxy J7 release: Everything you need to know

The midrange Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx is now available from Sprint for $265

Samsung Galaxy J7

Samsung has finally launched the much-anticipated 2017 version of the Galaxy J7, and while we were treated to the Galaxy J7 V — the Verizon variant — a few weeks ago, we now have a second variant — Sprint’s.

The Sprint variant of the device has a slightly different name, going by the Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx. It features the same specs you get in the Verizon version — but obviously, it’s available through Sprint.

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 13-megapixel 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 or Sprint websites. Verizon is selling the phone for $240, while Sprint is offering the phone for $265. We’ll update this article as we hear more about the Samsung Galaxy J7’s availability across different carriers.

Updated on 04-11-2017 by Christian de Looper: Added news about Sprint variant, the Galaxy S7 Perx.