Samsung will reportedly announce its new Galaxy J2 (2016) next week, but as often happens with upcoming smartphones, the details of the new J2 have leaked before its debut.
A new report from VentureBeat claims to have spilled the spec details for Samsung’s Galaxy J2 (2016). The device will reportedly run Android 6.0 on a 4.7-inch 1280x720 AMOLED display, with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD slot, and a 2600mAh battery. The front of the new J2 will allegedly feature a 2-megapixel camera, while the back will be home to a 5-megapixel shooter.
While a 5-megapixel rear camera may not sound terribly impressive in mid-2016, that shooter is expected to have one noteworthy feature. There will reportedly be a “Smart Glow” light totally surrounding the rear camera that’ll light up for notifications. You can see the Smart Glow light on the back of the J2 (2016) in the images at the top of this post, which were recently leaked by SamMobile.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is expected to be announced next week with a price tag that’s less than $150.
While the Galaxy J2 (2016) may not blow your hair back with its performance, today’s leak does suggest that it’ll be a nice improvement over its predecessor, offering more RAM, a larger battery, and a higher-res screen. Plus, the Galaxy J2 (2016) could be noteworthy if its rumored Smart Glow feature holds true. Not only would it give you a way to see that you’ve got notifications if your phone is face down, but there's always a chance that it could end up making its way to other Samsung phones in the future.