A few days after the launch of its budget smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy J2 (2016) in India, Samsung has unveiled the Pro version of the phone. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro has been unveiled for Rs 9,980 in India. Like all of its other family members under the J series, the Galaxy J2 Pro is also online specific. It will be available via Snapdeal starting July 26.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro essentially varies from Galaxy J2 (2016) on the basis of RAM. The Galaxy J2 Pro brings 2GB of RAM whereas the Galaxy J2 (2016) features 1.5GB of RAM. Rest of the features and specs on the Pro version are similar to that of the Galaxy J2 (2016).
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro also boasts a design that is similar to the Galaxy J2 (2016). It also features Smart Glow ring around the rear camera. The Smart Glow ring is basically LED notification light that replaces the standard alert light, however it is customizable as users can assign particular colour to an app notification. It lights up in different colours to alert users of new notifications.
Key Specifications and Features:
Speaking of the key specs, the Galaxy J2 Pro boasts a 5-inch HD AMOLED display, and is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. The Chipset is paired with 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using microSD with a maximum capacity of up to 128GB.
In the photography department, the phone offers an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing snapper. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, GPS and microUSB.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS topped with Samsung's own UI, which as per the company brings Samsung's apps in compressed format. The company says that its Turbo Speed Technology (TST) open native apps up to 40 percent faster than devices with double the RAM.
To power up the phone, there is a 2,600mAh battery that is more battery efficient, claims the company.
Competitors in the price range:
At this price point, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro competes against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 2, and Honor 5C amongst a few of the popular options. The phone will also pit against the recently launched LG X Screen, which brings a secondary screen for notifications and support for SOS key.