Samsung recently unveiled the entry-level Galaxy J2 2016 model in India, but there is still no word on when or whether the handset will reach out to other markets.
While buyers are still meditating on whether to shift from last year’s Galaxy J2 to a newer version, the South Korean tech giant has swiftly launched what can easily be termed as an enhanced variant of the Galaxy J2 2016 – Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro.
The Galaxy J2 Pro will be available for purchase in India for a price tag of just Rs 9,980, which is equivalent to about $150. The phone can be bought from online players, with its availability set for today July 26 via Snapdeal. As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy J2 Pro is an enhanced version of the J2 2016. This is true because it packs more RAM than its predecessor, but as for the rest of the spec sheet, it remains the same as the J2 2016.
For starters, Samsung kept the Smart Glow notification ring of the Galaxy J2 2016 in addition to the same design language. The ring works as a LED notification light, taking the place of the standard light for alerts. The good side of the story is that this ring can easily be customized by assigning different colors to select app notifications.
As for the specs, the Galaxy J2 Pro comes with a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display screen that manages a resolution of 720p. Under the hood, you get a decent quad-core processor that is clocked at a speed of 1.5GHz. This SoC is paired with a RAM of 2GB, 0.5GB more than the one used on the standard Galaxy J2 2016. In addition, you also get 16GB of onboard storage, which is kind of small, but it can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 128GB.
The camera specs also remain unchanged, with the new Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro packing an 8MP main camera and 5MP secondary snapper. The phone supports 4G LTE connectivity as well as dual SIM and Wi-Fi, but there is no room for NFC, just like its counterpart. The software part sees the handset ship with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI running on top. The 5-inch HD display screen is kept alive by a battery unit of 2600mAh.
So, what really makes this phone a Pro version of the Galaxy J2 2016? Perhaps the increased RAM package, otherwise, there is really nothing special about this new Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, which is really bad business for Samsung since it has lots of devices in the market, a good number of which are really hard to tell apart.