Samsung has launched two new smartphones in the Indian market, the Galaxy J2 (2016) and the Galaxy J Max. The Galaxy J2 (2016), as the name suggests, is the successor to the Galaxy J2 from last year. The Galaxy J Max is a new addition to Samsung’s Galaxy J series and also the biggest device from the company in the last couple of years. The J Max has a 7-inch display and Samsung is calling it a phone instead of a tablet; it should go up against devices like the Xiaomi Mi Max, which feature screens larger than 6 inches.
The Galaxy J2 (2016) is notable for its notification ring. Called Smart Glow, it’s located on the back of the phone and can be used for notifications and system alerts, and also as a visual cues when taking selfies with the back camera. The other big feature is Turbo Speed Technology, which Samsung says keeps performance of the device consistent by clearing the memory of unnecessary apps and by improving app load times through software optimization.
Its specs include a 5-inch HD display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, a 2,600 mAh battery, and 4G LTE connectivity. On the software front, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Galaxy J Max keeps most of the specs, but has a larger 4,000 mAh battery, only a 2-megapixel front camera, and runs on the outdated Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The Galaxy J2 (2016) comes in gold, silver and black colors, while the Galaxy J Max will be offered in gold and black. The J2 (2016) will be made available on July 14, followed by the J Max sometime at the end of the month. Pricing is set at Rs. 9,750 (roughly $145) for the J2 (2016) and Rs. 13,400 (roughly $200) for the Galaxy J Max.