With yesterday’s launch of the HTC 10, smartphone shoppers have a new flagship option to consider, joining the growing ranks of this season’s heavyweights. And while these phones represent some attractive options, not everyone’s got the resources to pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for the latest top-of-the-line handset. Luckily, there’s no shortage of more affordable options to consider, and today we hear about the latest models descending upon Sprint’s MVNO family, as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA pick up a trio of Android handsets.
First up, we’ve got the Samsung Galaxy J7. The hardware appears to be last year’s model, but the specs reveal some higher-end components than we’re used to from the handset, like a full 2GB of RAM (though not the 3GB of the 2016 edition). The J7 features a 5.5-inch HD OLED display, 13MP/5MP (with front-facing flash) camera pair, 16GB of storage, and a 3000mAh battery.
From LG, there’s the new Stylo 2 with a 5.7-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 410 SoC, 16GB storage, another 13MP/5MP camera arrangement, and its own 3000mAh battery.
Finally, Kyocera’s bringing out its Hydro REACH with a mere five-inch quarter HD screen, 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage, and 5MP/2MP camera setup.
All three phones come to both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA on April 15, with the exception of the LG Stylo 2, which hits Virgin slightly later, on May 9. Pricing will be consistent across the carriers, with the Samsung Galaxy J7 going for just about $230, the LG Stylo 2 $180, and the Kyocera Hydro REACH an affordable $100.