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Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) surfaces online

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) Android smartphone leaked image (Source: WinFuture/Roland Quandt)
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) (Source: WinFuture/Roland Quandt)
The 5-inch Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) is an affordable handset with a case made of plastic, capacitive front buttons, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 1.5 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage. The latest rumors claim it will launch in Russia for the equivalent of about US$136.
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Although most Samsung handsets (even those who are supposed to be mid-range devices) do not come cheap these days, it is good to know that the South Korean-based multinational giant is still working on smartphones for the sub-US$150 sector of the market. 

According to WinFuture's Roland Quandt, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) is ready to hit the market and should be officially unveiled soon. The official images and specs leaked online and, sadly, there is nothing spectacular about them. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) is a 5-inch handset with a plastic build that features a Super AMOLED display with only 960 x 540 pixels. There is no fingerprint reader to talk about, and the list of technical specs includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, microSD support, as well as a removable 2,600 mAh battery.

Just as most other handsets in its price range, the new Galaxy J2 is a dual-SIM handset with 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 n connectivity, and a pair of low-end cameras (5 MP front, 8 MP back). The operating system installed is Android 7.1.1 Nougat and, given its hardware specs and area of the market, there is little chance for it to ever receive Android 8.0 via the official update channels.

At last, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) is going to launch soon in Russia for less than 8,000 Rubles (around US$136), but no date has been specified by WinFuture's article.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-12-23 (Update: 2017-12-23)