Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is Here – What we know so far

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has made a non-official appearance on benchmarking platform AnTuTu. As a result, we have some details on what the low-end phone will pack in terms of hardware as well as software.

It has been coming thanks to the many rumors that have been trending the web. With this appearance, we can reveal that Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) will come with decent specifications for a device in its price range. There are 2GB RAM, 8MP snapper and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board, however, you might be disappointed with the 720p resolution.

Samsung failed to release a Galaxy S6 Mini to succeed the S5 Mini. Instead, the company turned to a new line of products that include the Galaxy J series. With this new Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016), the South Korean tech giant is targeting those who want a new product with state of the art hardware and software, yet they cannot afford to buy the flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

This year has already seen the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy J5 as well as Samsung Galaxy J7. These are refreshed versions of the Galaxy J series and as it seems, there is even more in the shape of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016).

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) leaked specs

According to the leaked AnTuTu benchmark, the Galaxy J2 (2016) will pack a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. Samsung is probably looking to compete with Apple’s iPhone SE, which has a screen size of 4 inches and a resolution of 640p.

Samsung went for the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as far as the OS is concerned and under the hood is a Spreadtrum SC8830 SoC, a RAM of 2GB and a Mali 400 GPU. There is onboard storage of 16GB, which can be expanded using a microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

As mentioned earlier, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has a rear snapper of 8MP. This sensor supports autofocus, LED as well as 1080p video recording capabilities. On the front is a 5MP sensor, which should be decent for selfies and video calling. To keep the phone running is a 2000mAh battery unit, which can be switched whenever it runs out of charge.

Given that the leaks appearing on AnTuTu are not official, there is still no word that has come from Samsung regarding the release or pricing of the Galaxy J2 (2016). Keep following us and we’ll update you as soon as these details emerge.

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