Samsung on Monday announced the launch of another smartphone in its Galaxy J series – the Galaxy J2 Pro. Like the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016), which was launched earlier this month at Rs. 9,750, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro sports a Smart Glow notification light on the back panel, around the camera lens. It has been priced at Rs. 9,890, and will be available from Tuesday exclusively via Snapdeal in Black, Silver, and Gold colour variants.
The primary differences between the two smartphones are in the memory and storage. While the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) sports 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage, the Galaxy J2 Pro sports 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. Both smartphones support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Like the Galaxy J2 (2016), the Galaxy J2 Pro comes with the company’s Turbo Speed Technology (TST), which Samsung says will to load apps up to 40 percent faster than devices with twice the memory, also shuts down idle processes to free available memory.
It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. Both cameras feature an aperture of f/2.2. Other specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro match with the Galaxy J2 (2016), including dual-SIM support (Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM), a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) Super Amoled display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 2600mAh battery.
Like other recent Galaxy J-series launches, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro features S bike mode, and Ultra Data Saving mode. With the Smart Glow LED-notification system, the phone lets users colour-code any contact, app, or phone usage alert. The new Smart Glow feature can be activated from the Quick panel. The Smart Glow can be utilised for three usage scenarios: for Priority alerts, Usage alerts, and Selfie Assist. Following the Galaxy J2 (2016), the Galaxy J2 Pro sports a new UI with a Smart Notifier, and a redesigned app tray featuring vertical scroll navigation.
Speaking on the launch, Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said, “Samsung is constantly in the pursuit of bringing meaningful innovation to consumers. The Galaxy J2 Pro with Turbo Speed Technology is designed to provide superior device performance. Furthermore, the Smart Glow feature is an industry first that not only enables automatic rear camera selfies but also provides a fresh new design element and a host of other utility features.”
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro
|Dimensions (mm)||142.40 x 71.10 x 8.00|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2600|
|Colours||Gold, Black, Silver|
|Screen size (inches)||5.00|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/ g/ n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.00|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|