A few weeks back, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy J2 (2016) in India. While the device features a unique Smart Glow notification system on the back of the device, certain specifications of this year’s Galaxy J2 were underwhelming. To address these shortcomings, Samsung has released a new variant of the smartphone dubbed the Galaxy J2 Pro.
The standard Galaxy J2 only comes with 1.5GB of RAM as well as very limited 8GB of internal storage. While the smartphone does feature a microSD card slot, only 8GB of native storage would still present issues that a microSD card cannot solve, such as apps that have to be stored in the device’s internal storage.
Thankfully, the Galaxy J2 Pro is equipped with more RAM and internal storage at 2GB and 16GB respectively. While these improvements are by no means major in any way, it will certainly improve the overall user experience of the device. It’s worth keeping in mind that Samsung’s Galaxy J series is meant to be budget-friendly.
Other specifications of the Galaxy J2 Pro is similar to its standard counterpart. These include a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, a Spreadtrum 1.5GHz processor, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing shooter, LTE connectivity, as well as a 2,600mAh battery. The Galaxy J2 Pro also comes with Samsung’s Turbo Speed Technology (TST), which is said to improve the overall performance of the device.
Interestingly, despite packing double the storage and more RAM over its standard variant, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro retails at only 9,890 Indian rupee (about RM595); that is only a mere 140 rupee (approximately RM8) more than the standard variant. Naturally, it remains to be seen if the Galaxy J2 Pro – or even the 2016 Galaxy J2 – will be launched here in Malaysia.