All-new Samsung handset (SM-J200F) pops up in IMEI database; could be the Galaxy J2

All-new Samsung handset (SM-J200F) pops up in IMEI database; could be the Galaxy J2
The constant flow of new devices from Samsung can be rather bamboozling at times. The Korean outfit likes to roll out dozens of new handsets every year, and while the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ranges occupy the higher end of the market, the mid and lower end of the spectrum is regularly inundated with Sammy devices. The J series, which already consists of the Galaxy J1, J5 and J7, could be about to add a fourth member, with new evidence pointing to a Galaxy J2. 

If you are a fan of top-tier devices with impressive specs, then the J series has probably been off your radar. The low-end J1 was the originator, while the J5 and J7 have each brought more powerful hardware and front-facing flash, among other perks. The Galaxy J2 could be about to join the party, with a model number SM-J200F having just appeared on the IMEI database. 

This isn't the very first time said handset has popped up, either. Indian import tracker Zauba also referenced the device last week according to SamMobile, with test units apparently being shipped through to India in preparation for an eventual release. 

There's not really much to tell of the J2 as yet, save the fact that it may include a 4.7-inch display. We wouldn't be surprised if its design remained similar to the 4.3-inch J1 (pictured above), but we'd definitely hope for a little more gusto under the hood. The J1, as you may remember, packs a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and a meager 512 MB of RAM, which, even at the bottom of the food chain, is rarely heard of.

If Samsung can add a tad more with the J2, while retaining the J1's low price of around $100, then this could be a strong seller, particularly in developing markets. 

Related phones

Galaxy J1
  • OS Android 4.4.4
  • Display 4.3 inches 800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1850 mAh
Galaxy J5
  • Display 5.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow


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