Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 gets full reveal

Thomas Wellburn
July 8, 2016

The Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 edition has finally been revealed after several leaks hinted at its impending unveil.

The handset has been confirmed to feature the rumoured notification halo light around the edge of the camera sensor, which glows different colours depending on the notification type. There’s even the option to colour-code it for different contacts, meaning you can see who’s calling without even looking at the screen.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 edition has a colourful future

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Featuring a mainly plastic body and budget specifications, the handset is primarily aimed at the budget end of the market. Available in Gold, Black, and White color options, the Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 edition is just 142.4 x 71.1 x 8.0mm in size and ships with the latest Android Marshmallow operating system out-of-the box.

With a 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor and 1.5GB RAM, the specifications won’t shatter the earth but are enough for the casual users. 8GB internal memory comes as standard but it expandable up to 256GB. There’s also an 8 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera, pretty solid shooter specs for the budget end.

Bundled apps for special occasions

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Also included is a bunch of additional software features that seem to be pretty innovative and aimed at making casual users lives that bit easier. ‘S bike mode’ filters your phone for faster operation during long cycling trips, ‘Ultra Data Saving’ can save 4G data consumption by “up to 50%” and ‘Turbo Speed Technology’ optimises performance to get more from the hardware.

The device is currently listed on the South Korean website, with plans to start shipping in India next week. The price will reportedly be INR 9,750, which converts to £111.51. The J series doesn’t really get much love in western markets, so it’s unlikely we’ll see it here anytime soon.

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