Samsung is filling out the entry-level Galaxy J series with the launch of the Galaxy J2 in India. The phone was developed at Samsung's R&D facility in India, and will be available for purchase in the country starting September 21 for ₹8,490 ($127).
Featuring a metal frame and faux leather back, the Galaxy J2 will be offered in black, white and gold color variants. Samsung is bundling a new data saving mode that will utilize Opera's Max technology to individually block apps from consuming data in the background, with the compression engine offering data savings of up to 50 percent in video apps, and 40 percent in social networking apps.
Notable specs of the Galaxy J2 include a 4.7-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory, 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 SoC, 5MP camera at the back, 2MP front shooter, LTE and a 2,000mAh battery, with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop loaded out of the box.
The Galaxy J2 is not as feature-rich as the Redmi 2 Prime, which at ₹6,999 is a much better deal in terms of specs, but you do get LTE and Android 5.1.1. We'll let you know once the phone hits store shelves in the country.