The budget oriented Galaxy J family now boasts the Galaxy J2 in the line-up. The new affordable handset was announced with the budget conscious users in mind.
The Galaxy J2 features a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with a 960×540 resolution. The display is surrounded by the normal budget-oriented design of Samsung devices. The rear of the device does bring some improvements with faux leather and a metallic looking sides, similar to what was seen in the Galaxy S5.
The phone is clearly aimed to at the lower-end spectrum of the mobile world. Galaxy J2 comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 chipset coupled with 1GB of RAM. The internal storage comes in at 8GB which can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 128GB in size. The phone is powered by an adequate 2,000mAh battery. The camera department features a 5MP shooter at the back and a 2MP front facing camera.
Galaxy J2 aims to bring 4G to the masses and focuses on internet connectivity. The phone comes with dual-4G support. A software feature incorporated by Samsung is the Ultra Data Saving Mode powered by Opera. This feature boasts up to 50 percent data savings when downloading videos, 40 percent while using social networks and 30 percent less data when browsing the web. The phone comes with 4G but the data saving features would be greatly appreciated by the users, something which was so far only seen in smartphones by Xiaomi.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Specifications:
- CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
- GPU: Mali-T720
- Chipset: Exynos 3475
- OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G Dual-Sim
- Dimensions: 136 x 69 x 8.3 mm
- Display: 4.7” with 540×960 resolution (234 ppi)
- RAM: 1 GB RAM
- Internal: 8GB
- Card slot: microSD, up to 128 GB
- Primary: 5MP with video, HDR and LED Flash
- Secondary: 2MP
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Dual Sim, Radio with RDS
- Battery: 2,000 mAh
- Colours: Black, White and Gold
- Price: $125
The phone will come in black, white and gold colour options and is expected to be released within the next few weeks. The phone comes with a price tag of $125, which puts it against some very tough competition at this price point.