The Galaxy J2 is the cheapest Samsung smartphone to feature a Super AMOLED display and LTE connectivity.
Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy J2, the fourth handset in its Galaxy J lineup, in the Indian market. The Galaxy J2 carries a low price tag similar to the Galaxy J1, but offers considerably better hardware. This includes a Super AMOLED display and support for LTE connectivity; Samsung is also touting a new data saving feature it has developed in partnership with Opera locally in the country.
Called Ultra Data Saving, this feature will allow up to “50 percent” data savings and also allow users to individually control apps from using mobile data. The J2 is also notable for having been completely developed in Samsung’s Indian R&D centers, similar to the recently launched Galaxy Note 5, which is probably the primary reason for the better price and hardware ratio this time around.
The Galaxy J2 features a 4.7-inch qHD (540×960) display, a quad-core Exynos 3475 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. Other specs include 8GB of expandable storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, dual SIM slots, and a 2,000 mAh battery. The J2 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, with the latest iteration of Samsung’s TouchWiz UX on top. In terms of design, the J2 features the faux leather back that Samsung made popular on its flagship lineup before moving to metal and glass.
The Galaxy J2 will be available in black, white and gold from September 21st, at a price of Rs. 8,490 (roughly $130).