After launching the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016), Samsung seems to be working on refreshed version of last year’s Galaxy J2. The alleged Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) was recently certified at the FCC. The smartphone was also spotted on benchmarking sites — AnTuTu and Geekbench, and India’s import and export site Zauba, which revealed some of its key specifications and features. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A52 5G India launch soon: Launch date, specs and price in India
The FCC certification doesn’t reveal any of its specifications, except for its model number SM-J210F and a 1,500mAh battery, SamMobile reports. However, there could be some error with the declaration as its predecessor was equipped with a 2,000mAh battery. Also Read - This Qualcomm chip bug affects around 30 percent of phones globally: Report
Based on the GeekBench and AnTuTu listing, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) sports a 5-inch HD (720p) display and runs on Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It’s paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded using microSD card. With an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing unit, the smartphone could run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS wrapped under Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A52 5G India launch soon, support page goes up on Samsung website
The next-gen Galaxy J2 (2016) is also likely to pack 4G LTE connectivity, dual SIM card slots, Wi-Fi and GPS. On the Zauba listing, the smartphone was spotted with a price tag of Rs 6,757, but it’s likely to cost more after taxes and import duties. While there’s no word on the launch date and availability, the FCC certification could mean the smartphone could be announced anytime soon.