2018 Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 are now available on Verizon
Samsung launched the new Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7 in the US a few weeks back. At the time of the announcement, the company said these devices would be available for purchase in ‘early June’ through carriers and retail partners. Though a bit delayed, the new budget smartphones have finally started hitting the market towards the end of June.
The Galaxy J3 and J7 went on sale as the Galaxy J3 Achieve and Galaxy J7 Refine on Sprint and Boost networks just a couple of days back. They are also now available for purchase on Verizon as the Galaxy J3 V 3rd Gen and Galaxy J7 V 2nd Gen. Apart from the minor differences in names, the Verizon models are identical to the Sprint and Boost variants.
Same specs as the Sprint models
The new Galaxy J3 V comes with a 5-inch HD TFT display, Exynos 7884A SoC, 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP selfie camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 2600mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. The Galaxy J7 V is a bit more well specced with a 5.5-inch HD TFT panel, 13 MP front and rear cameras, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB inbuilt storage (a downgrade from J7 Refine’s 32 GB), and a 3300mAh battery. Under the hood, it sports an Exynos 7884 chipset, which seems to be a higher-clocked variant of the Exynos 7884A powering the J3 V.
Similar to the Sprint and Boost models, the Galaxy J3 V features Bixby Home, while the J7 V comes with Bixby Home, Bixby Vision, and face unlock features.
The Galaxy J3 V 3rd Gen on Verizon is priced at $168 upfront or $7/month for 24 months. The Galaxy J7 V 2nd Gen is, unsurprisingly, priced higher at $240 upfront or $10/month for 24 months. Prepaid customers can buy these phones at a discounted price of $125 and $190 for the J3 and J7 respectively.