Under its J-Series, Samsung has launched a new budget smartphone, the Galaxy J2 equipped with 4G LTE, priced at Rs. 8,490. This new smartphone will go on sale in India on September 21 and will be available via all retail channels. The Samsung Galaxy J2, is the successor of company’s Galaxy J1 smartphone, which was launched earlier this year at Rs. 7190.
The company has reported the Galaxy J2 has been developed in the company’s India R&D facility, and the highlight of the smartphone is the Ultra Data Saving mode powered by Opera Max which lets users allow or block individual apps from using mobile data and save data by enabling data optimization at the same time.
As far as other specifications are concerned, the Galaxy J2 comes with 4.7-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) Super Amoled display and driven by a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It bears 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB) and packs a 2000mAh battery.
The handset runs Android Lollipop with Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI on top. It offers 5-megapixel shooter at rear, equipped with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing. It is a dual-SIM device. The new Galaxy J2 comes with connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Micro-USB.
Speaking on the launch, Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, IT and Mobile, Samsung India said, “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 has to struggle in low end market as Micromax , Microsoft and Moto phones are having very strong hold on low segment.
Author – Stavan Pandya.