Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J2, the company’s latest entry-level 4G smartphone in India. It has a new Ultra Data Saving mode powered by Opera Max that let users to allow and block individual apps from using mobile data and save data by enabling data optimization. Ultra Data Saving mode promises up to 50% savings in data across all the content and most apps and also frees up to 11% RAM.
The smartphone has metallic finish on the sides and has faux leather back. Samsung said that the Galaxy J2 has been developed in Samsung’s Indian R&D facility.
Samsung Galaxy J2 specifications
- 4.7-inch (960 x 540 Pixels) qHD Super AMOLED display
- 1.3 GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS
- 5MP auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 720p HD video recording
- 2MP front-facing camera, f/2.4 aperture
- Dual (micro) SIM
- Dimensions: 136.5x69x8.4mm
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- 2000mAh battery
The Samsung Galaxy J2 comes in Black, White and Gold colors and is priced at Rs. 8,490. It will be available from September 21st across all the channels in India.
Commenting on the launch, Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, IT & Mobile at Samsung India, said:
We at Samsung are committed to empower our customers with the best-in-class and innovative technology across price segments. Samsung Galaxy J2, our entry level smartphone, has been specially made keeping in mind the Indian customer’s sensibilities to make 4G accessible and relevant for all. The Galaxy S2 reinforces our commitment to ‘Make in India’. Ultra Data Saving Mode, which is the key feature in the device, has been developed at our Indian R&D facilities to deliver the most cost efficient 4G device.
Regarding the new data saving mode, M.D, Dr. Oh, Samsung Research India, said:
To ensure that our mobile devices can deliver the greatest value to our consumers, we want to answer their concerns about excessive data usage by providing an easy-to-use solution. Integrating our Ultra Data Saving mode with Opera Max will give our users the most advanced saving cloud in the world with unique video optimization technology and enable them to get the most out of their data plans.
Nitin Bhandari, SVP Products at Opera Software, said:
Opera Max is more than a data-management app; it gives users device-wide data savings for video, images, streaming music and webpages. We are happy to work with Samsung to power its Ultra Data Saving feature. Together, we will be able to help more smartphone users to get the most out of the internet.