Samsung officially took the wraps off the Galaxy J2 in India, which is its first budget-friendly 4G smartphone for India. The smartphone comes with a new Ultra Data Saving mode, which is powered by Opera Max that allows users to enable and block apps from using mobile data. The mode is capable of saving up to 50% of data, and it also turns off unwanted app operations and in turn exempts up to 11% of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 features a metallic finish on the sides and has faux leather covering on the rear. Interestingly, the device has been manufactured at Samsung’s Indian R&D facility. The device comes with a 4.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. There is 8GB of internal storage onboard, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. It sports a 5-megapixel autofocus primary camera with LED flash, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and supports connectivity options such as dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and is backed by a 2000mAh battery. The phone will be available in White, Black, and Gold color options, at a price tag of Rs. 8,490 from September 21 onwards all over India.
Commenting on the launch, Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, IT & Mobile at Samsung India, said,"We at Samsung are committed to empower our customers with the best-in-class and innovative technology across price segments. Samsung Galaxy J2, our entry level smartphone, has been specially made keeping in mind the Indian customer’s sensibilities to make 4G accessible and relevant for all. The Galaxy S2 reinforces our commitment to ‘Make in India’. Ultra Data Saving Mode, which is the key feature in the device, has been developed at our Indian R&D facilities to deliver the most cost-efficient 4G device.”
Samsung Galaxy J2 specifications
- 4.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels
- 1.3 GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 5MP auto focus primary camera with LED flash, and 2MP front-facing camera
- dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- 2,000 mAh battery