Just imagine if the Great Wall of China was built entirely out of glass pieces and smartphones, then undeniably a large portion of that wall belongs to Samsung.
Why? Because Samsung has released so many phones in the last 3 years that we have lost count. Yet this Korean company was generous to share the exact numbers while announcing the new Galaxy J2 smartphone.
In fact, Galaxy J2 is the 23rd device flying out of Samsung’s suitcase this year, in the last 9 months. And this is only in India.
It is also the 17th 4G-enabled device from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy J2 is a special device for two reasons: one is related to data network, and the other to pricing.
Talking about the data network: Samsung has designed Galaxy J2 to support 4G LTE. And this means faster access to the Internet right from your smartphone.
And what about the price? Samsung calls Galaxy J2 as an “affordable handset” as it is priced at Rs. 8490.
These two factors – data network and price – have become very common in such a competitive mobile industry, and the company understands that.
For that reason, Samsung Galaxy J2 also has a built-in feature that goes by the name UDS and if you didn’t know…
When UDS is turned ON, you have the power to compress and save your mobile data. Before we go ahead, note that through UDS mode you can:
Samsung claims that you can save as much as 50% of the 4G data when using the new Galaxy J2. It is possible because of Opera Max, which comes pre-installed with the device.
Opera Max’s data-optimization technology reduces data consumption on images, webpages, videos and audio streams, especially with image-heavy or video apps, such as Instagram, YouTube, Vine, IMDB and Flipboard.
In short: Opera Max takes care of the “saving data” part. And then, for those souls who fear they may use more data, you have the option to play safe by allowing and blocking apps.
Way it works is simple: Just add the apps from the UDS mode (as shown in the blurry screenshot). Once done, only these apps will consume data from your data plans.
Note that Samsung Galaxy J2 will be available in Indian markets starting September 21st, 2015 – both online and offline.
Coming to the specs, Galaxy J2 sports a large 4.7 inch qHD super AMOLED screen. On the front, we have a 2MP camera and 5MP camera goes to the back.
Inside, there is a 1GB RAM and 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor.
Design-wise, Galaxy J2 is wrapped with metal on all the four sides, is slimmer (measuring 8.4mm) with soft rounded edges. Rest of the spec details are here:
|Samsung Galaxy J2 Technical Specs
|Network(MHz)||– LTE: 2100, 1800, 850,900,800,2300- WCDMA: 2,100, 850, 900
– GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
|Processor||1.3 QC Exynos 3475|
|Display||4.7” qHD sAMOLED display|
|Camera||5+2 MP(Rear F2.2,Front F2.4)|
|Camera Modes||Auto, Beauty Face, Continuous Shot, Panorama, Pro, Selfie, Sports, Sound & Shot|
|Video||Recorder: HD (1280 x 720) | @30fpsFormats: MP4,3GP
Playback: FHD (1920 x 1080) | @30fps
Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
|Audio||Format:MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR,|
|Codecs: AAC, AMR|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0, GPS , Glonass, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Memory||1/8 GB extendable up to 128 GB|
|PC Sync||Smart Switch (PC version)|
|Dual SIM||Micro SIM, DUAL SIM|