Samsung has updated the Galaxy J line-up by launching the refreshed Galaxy J2 2016. Priced at Rs 9,750, the Galaxy J2 is aimed at budget buyers and it does pack in entry-level specifications, but with some ‘Made for India’ feature additions.


The refreshed Galaxy J2 come with a 5-inch HD super AMOLED display and is powered by a quad-core Spectrum SoC alongside a 1.5GB RAM. On the storage front, the Galaxy J2 offers a meagre 8GB of Internal Storage along with a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 128GB. Samsung has fitted the J2 with an 8-Megapixel primary sensor and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor as opposed to the 5-Megapixel/2-Megapixel combination in its predecessor.

The connectivity features on the phone include the standard 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, dual SIM slot, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and A-GPS. Samsung still has a strong foothold in India and it has topped the total shipment list with a market share of 26.8% which is nearly the double of Micromax which trails Samsung with 14.15%. The reason for the spike in the sales is the Samsung’s J-Series which statistically contributed to 2/3rd of its total shipments. Furthermore, the S-Bike mode on the J-Series was yet another example of a useful feature which eventually became a favourite with the users (both the Galaxy J2 and the J Max have it). The newly introduced Turbo Speed technology is expected to boost the loading of native apps eventually resulting in performance spike, which Samsung claims to be better than phones with 3GB RAM.


Smart Glow Notification is a new notification light that wraps around the lens unit and it is expected to notify users with its array of notifications via the LED ring around the rear camera, which needless to say can be customised. The device runs on Android Marshmallow and is backed up by a 2,600mAh battery unit.

Samsung Galaxy J2 will be available across both offline and online retail chains. The phone will be available from July 10th and will come bundled with an Airtel double data offer valid for 6-months. The Galaxy Stay tuned for the first impressions and detailed review of the phone in coming days.


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