A better adaption to the usual small notification lights. A glowing ring around the camera module that lights up with each notification.

Samsung has launched the 2016 edition Galaxy J2 in India. It packs the unique Smart Glow ring on back, Turbo Speed Technology (TST), 4G LTE network support and S bike mode.

First, on the pricing, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016 edition) is priced at Rs 9,750 and will be available through all major online stores and offline retailers.

The main feature packed with the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016 edition) is the Smart Glow, the next-generation LED notification system placed around the camera lens on the back. The ring around the camera lights up in different colors when you receive a notification. You can also customize the colour-code for your contacts, apps, and phone usage alerts.

Samsung unveils the 2016 edition Galaxy J2 - Smart Glow & Turbo Speed Technology

The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016 edition) flaunts a 5-inch sAMOLED HD display that offers vibrant and natural colors. Design wise the smartphone got a slim and lightweight design with chrome bezel, patterned back and matte finish.

The Galaxy J2 (2016 edition) is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB RAM and comes with Turbo Speed Technology (TST). The TST enhances the functioning of the processor and RAM by making optimum use of resources to complete a particular task. It thus offers a faster, cleaner and seamless smartphone performance without any lag. Samsung claims that with TST the smartphone loads apps up to 40 percent faster than devices with double the RAM.

To store up all your photos, videos and songs the Galaxy J2 (2016 edition) comes with 16GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB using microSD card. On photography side the smartphone got an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash support and 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.

For connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016 edition) got dual SIM capability which can support 4G LTE (support for all 4G bands in India), 3G and 2G networks. Other connectivity option includes WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. The smartphone comes with Ultra Data Saving Mode powered by Opera Max, that can save up to 50% of your 4G data usage.

The smartphone runs on the latest Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS with Samsung’s mew TouchWiz UI. It comes with much smoother navigation, smarter notification, redesigned app tray featuring vertical scroll navigation and lock-screen apps.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016 edition) specifications

  • 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC8830 processor
  • Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage and expandable using microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS
  • Dual SIM
  • 8MP rear camera with flash and 5MP front-facing camera
  • Smart Glow, Turbo Speed Technology
  • 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS+, GLONASS
  • 2600mAh battery

For those who are looking for stylish looks, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016 edition) comes in Gold, Silver and Black color options.

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