Samsung, the South Korean tech giant, has formally announced a decent entry level smartphone in India dubbed as Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 having superior Super AMOLED display – a feature that is never expected on an entry level device. If you remember, the smartphone made its debut in Vietnam in January this year.
Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 – Features
The Galaxy J2 Pro comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED panel on the front with 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio having large bezels all around, much like Samsung’s older phones.
However, an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass is also there to flourish an entry level Galaxy device. There is no fingerprint sensor and the front bottom bezel houses the Samsung’s signature home button and capacitive key configuration.
Samsung has introduced a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset running the device with quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. The graphics are governed by a mild Adreno 308 GPU.
The storage features are kept to the minimum with this kind of smartphone, that is 1.5GB RAM (2GB for Indian market) coupled with 16GB of native storage that can be expanded by up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
Unfortunately, the Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 offers a two-year-old Android 7.1 Nougat OS with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. However, the company’s proprietary software configuration is full of features and demanding animations.
The camera department includes a single 8MP autofocus lens on the rear having f/2.2 aperture rating along with an LED flash. Another 5MP lens with an LED flash lies on the front having the same aperture as of the primary camera to shoot bright selfies.
The battery size is kept to 2,600 mAh unit with neither fast charging nor Type-C support. However, this size is decent enough to provide good battery life on the Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 because of its moderate SoC and low-power display.
Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 – Pricing and Availability
Samsung has offered the device for Indian customers at the moment in four distinct colors of Black, Gold, Blue and Pink with price tag of of INR 8,200 (~$123, PKR 14,200). The device is expected to hit other emerging markets including Pakistani very soon.
Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 – Specifications
|OS||Android Nougat 7.1 with TouchWiz|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425|
|Display||5-inch Super AMOLED with qHD (540 x 960) resolution, 16:9, ~220 ppi|
|RAM||1.5 GB (2 GB in India)|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Card Slot||Yes, by up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP, f/2.2, LED flash|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|