As of this week, Cricket Wireless is selling a relatively new Samsung smartphone – the Galaxy Halo. The handset is only relatively new because it’s just a rebranded (and slightly different) variant of the Galaxy J7 Perx, which has been available since earlier this year on Sprint and its prepaid brands.
The Galaxy Halo is sold by Cricket for $179.99 (no contract required), and comes only in black. The smartphone offers LTE connectivity and support for HD Voice, sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz (most likely, this is a Samsung Exynos 7870). Other features include an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of onboard storage space, and a 3,300 mAh battery.
Right now, the Samsung Galaxy Halo runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and it’s not clear if it’s going to be updated to Android O – although we certainly hope it will.