Those looking for an affordable smartphone on Cricket prepaid network, just got a new Samsung device to choose among. Dubbed the Galaxy Halo, the Android Nougat-based phone is a rebranded version of the Galaxy J7 Perx launched earlier this year at Sprint and its pre-paid brands. Right now the alternative version of the phone is available at Cricket Wireless with plans starting as low as $30.
Cricket Wireless expanded its affordable smartphones portfolio and began selling Galaxy Halo featuring big 5.5-inch screen, 4G LTE and Android Nougat.
Taking advantage of the fact that Virgin Mobile is temporarily out of the prepaid Android smartphone-selling business, Cricket Wireless aggressively expands its affordable prepaid portfolio. The AT&T’s daughter brand has recently started to offer several new low-price handsets. The list includes: Alcatel Pulsemix for $80, LG Stylo 3 for $170, ZTE Blade X Max for $150 and the freshly added Galaxy Halo priced at $180.
For that money, we will get a 5.5-inch phablet offering HD resolution and a combination of 8MP primary camera with LED flash and a 5MP selfie-snapper sensor on the front. Powered by a pretty “mysterious” octa-core processor (most probably the Snapdragon 625) clocked at 1.6GHz the Galaxy Halo features 2GB and 16GB of built-in expandable storage. Such processing parameters should provide the handset’s users with smooth performance of Android 7.0 Nougat. As you already noticed, the latest version of the Android OS seems to be the device’s biggest selling point. When it comes to connectivity options, they include Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE.
Speaking of the design, the Samsung Galaxy Halo is built entirely out of plastic. The pretty common design doesn’t even give a false impression of a more premium handset. Hence, the Galaxy Halo is hard to be mistaken even with other affordable phones like the Galaxy J7.
If the unattractive design doesn’t discourage you, you can grab the Galaxy Halo at Cricket Wireless for just $180. The phone works with most Cricket’s plans and offers HD Voice. For example, you can sign up for a 8GB plan for $45 per month, including Auto Pay, whereas for $10 more you can get unlimited data plan.