The first member of the Galaxy J (2017) series from Samsung has technically already been launched in the US. We’re talking about the Galaxy J3 Emerge for Sprint and its prepaid brands, which is nothing but a rebranded and slightly modified version of the still-unofficial Galaxy J3 (2017). The next phone in that family to get a release stateside seems to be the Galaxy J7 (2017), which has recently been certified by the FCC. One of the models that underwent the certification is clearly headed to Verizon, because its model number is SM-J727V, and that “V” at the end always signifies handsets meant for Big Red.
According to Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks), AT&T and US Cellular will sell the Galaxy J7 (2017) too. He’s also confirmed that Verizon is getting it. Keep in mind that this list isn’t final, so other carriers could get in on the J7 (2017) action too in the future. The device will at least be available at the aforementioned three networks, however.
Judging by past leaks and rumors, the Galaxy J7 (2017) should sport a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreen, the Snapdragon 625 chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 13 MP main camera, a 5 MP selfie shooter, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It could run Android 7.0 Nougat from day one.