Samsung, it appears, is determined to expand its budget lineup, and thus, it has been launching handsets under its J series. Now it appears there is one more handset in the pipeline under the same series: the Galaxy J2 (2016).
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) to run on Android 6.0.1
Recently, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) was spotted on a benchmarking listing. The leaked Antutu Benchmarking screenshot (spotted by Priceraja.com) reveals that the new handset will be based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The device will come with a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera. The new Samsung handset will have a 5-inch screen and a 720 x 1280 resolution, the leak reveals.
Previously, a GeekBench listing revealed a phone with the same specifications, except for the RAM, which was reported at 1.5 GB (the latest leak puts the RAM at 2GB). A couple of months ago, the Galaxy J2 (2016) was also spotted on India’s import/export website Zauba with a price tag very similar to that of its predecessor.
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Overall, it can be said that the 2016 variant of J2 will represent a major update over the current version.
Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 prices out
Recently, the 2016 models of the popular Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 were announced in China. These handsets fit into the mid-range segment and offer attractive hardware. But their price tags were not known until now. Samsung Korea recently revealed that KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telephone company, will be selling these two devices. Along with this news, the Korean firm also revealed the price of the handsets.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will cost about KRW 363,000, while the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) will cost around KRW 290,000. Both handsets will come with interesting hardware and a new design featuring a metal frame.
Samsung’s Galaxy J7 (2016), the bigger of the two, will sport a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 402ppi. The device will be powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor and will come with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded up to 128GB. The handset will support a 13MP rear camera and a front-facing camera of 5MP.
The smaller Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) will be equipped with a 5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED display. The device will be powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy J5 (2016) will sport a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera up front. The phone packs a 3,100 mAh battery.