Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime+ (Galaxy J2 Prime) fully revealed

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime+ (Galaxy J2 Prime) fully revealed
Samsung has a brand new entry-level smartphone that's called Galaxy Grand Prime+, or Galaxy J2 Prime - depending on market. Both names designate the same device, model number SM-G532. We've heard about this new Samsung handset quite many times until now, and today we can actually take a look at it.

The Galaxy Grand Prime Plus / Galaxy J2 Prime looks a lot like the Galaxy Grand Prime from 2014, the only truly noticeable differences being its patterned rear cover, and the LED flash that's paired with the 5 MP front-facing camera.

Powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor, the new Samsung smartphone features LTE connectivity, a 5-inch IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels, an 8 MP rear camera with its own LED flash, and a 2600 mAh battery. The device further comes with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of expandable storage space, though some variants may have 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory.

The Galaxy Grand Prime Plus / Galaxy J2 Prime runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. We don't know if Samsung is planning to update this handset to Android Nougat, but we have a feeling it won't do it.

Right now, we're seeing the Galaxy J2 Prime as being available only in Russia, where it costs around $140 (mind you, prices in Russia are almost always higher than in other markets, and we don't think this device should cost more than $100 in the US - assuming it'll ever be sold there). The new phone has three color variants: black, gold, and pink. Would you buy any of them?


sources: OnlineTrade (in Russian), WinFuture (translated)

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8 Comments

1. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

SAMSUNG, I love your phones, but pls stop releasing too much trash. Focus on making the s8 the best phone of all times pls.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung doesn't only sell high-end phones. This Galaxy Grand Prime+ might be trash by today's standards, but there are many people (especially in third world countries) who can't afford flagships or even decent midrange phones. So stop being delusional, 'cause your post #1 makes no sense.

2. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

With this much ram, internal memory, low resolution & I am sure processor would also be dated at least by few years, no I'll never consider it.

3. MrAnonymous

Posts: 94; Member since: May 25, 2014

Another day, another samsung phone! Even sony and htc stopped releasing soooo many phones..!

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Even sony and htc stopped releasing soooo many phones..!" Sony and HTC would increasingly release many phones, if they could sell them, but sadly they can't and they struggle to sell the little amount they currently manufacture. Heck, they've both dropped out of the top 10 OEMs in the smartphone industry. So, Samsung releases many phone models simply because they can. Problem?

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 672; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Samsung's strategy is all about market dominance. Fortunately for the consumers in the smartphone business, Samsung will not be able to achieve dominance because Samsung doesn't control all assets necessary for a dominance. 1)Android belongs to Google so that all Android OEMs offer more or less the same software. 2)Cobbling together a smartphone is not difficult. 3)There is Apple.

7. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

they are up to j in the alphabet naming convention. last week included daily sos a and c model. fix ypur exploding phones. cleanup tw. get all of your phones on one os. then you can have a glimpse at catching Apple.

8. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

This phone is available in the Philippines for PHP 5990 (or $120). I can find better phones for the price actually.

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