A few budget smartphones under $230 are set to hit American stores. Sprint has announced that Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will launch three handsets — Samsung Galaxy J7, LG Stylo 2, and Kyocera Hydro Reach — in the United States on Friday.
Samsung Galaxy J7 specifications and pricing:
Surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy J7 device coming to the U.S. is not the latest version but the one released in 2015, with a couple of upgrades. The device is priced at $229.99 (plus tax). It has a plastic body and sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (267 ppi pixel density).
Under the hood, the Galaxy J7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocking 1.4GHz, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB), 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 and 28mm, a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 3,000mAh battery.
Kyocera Hydro Reach specifications and pricing:
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA will release the Hydro Reach on Friday priced $99.99 (plus tax). The successor of the Hydro Edge sports a 5-inch QHD display and features waterproof and dustproof1 with Wet Touchscreen Operation. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocking 1.1GHz, the device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports 3G, 4G LTE and Enhanced LTE.
The device also comes packed with 8GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, and a 2,160mAh battery.
LG Stylo 2 specifications and pricing:
The Stylo 2 is the successor of the LG G Stylo, released last year. Priced at $179.99 (plus tax), the device will be launched by Boost Mobile on Friday, while Virgin Mobile USA will release it on May 9.
The LG Stylo 2 sports a 5.7-inch HD IPS display with an embedded stylus. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocking 1.2GHz, and runs Android Marshmallow. It also has 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-snapper, and a 3,000mAh battery. It also supports 3G, 4G LTE and Enhanced LTE.