It appears like Samsung's mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy J7, is finally coming to the United States, nearly two months after it was released in China. It has now emerged that carrier T-Mobile may bring the device to the U.S. in May.
The Galaxy J7 (2016) was first released in China on March 29 along with the Galaxy J5, before reaching other markets like South Korea and India a month later. Samsung France and Spain have listed the devices on their official websites, hinting that they may come to these countries soon.
Now, TmoNews (via SamMobile) has posted an image sent by an anonymous source that says T-Mobile will launch the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and the LG K10 on in the U.S. on May 18. However, neither Samsung nor T-Mobile has announced release date of the devices in the U.S.
The Galaxy J7 (2016) has a metal frame and comes with a price tag of at 363,000 won in South Korea, which is around $318. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD Super-AMOLED touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), measures 151.7x76x7.8 mm and weighs 170 g.
The device is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and comes packed with 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) and 3GB RAM. It comes with a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, besides a 3,300mAh battery.
LG K10 was released earlier this year. It sports a 5.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720x1280 pixels (277 ppi pixel density), measures 146x74.8x8.8 mm and weighs 142 g.
Under the hood, the device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow), 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card), 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture for the LTE model, an 8MP main camera for the 3G model, a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture, and a removable Li-Ion 2,300mAh battery.