Right before the Diwali, Samsung has launched a budget smartphone. Called the J2 (2017), this handset comes with an AMOLED screen rarely seen at this price point.
The design is pretty much akin to the other Samsung devices with physical navigation keys. to keep the price in check, the home button lacks the fingerprint sensor. The rear panel is made of plastic with a textured finish for better grip. The Samsung J2 comes in Gold and black colour options.
The J2 (2017) is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos quad-core CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage which can be extended further via the microSD card. On the photography front, there is a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel selfie shooter. The rear camera is capable of recording videos at 1280 x 720p resolution at 30fps.
It comes with 4G LTE support, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi and 3.5 mm audio jack. Despite the low-price, it covers essential sensors such as accelerometer and proximity sensors. The phone draws power from a removable 2000 mAh battery, which promises up to 12 hours 3G talk time and up to 41 hours audio playback.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is priced at Rs 7,390. It will be available via conventional stores.