The Samsung Galaxy J2
first débuted last year as a very affordable handset running the then-latest Android 5.1
Lollipop out of the box. Since mid-to-low-end smartphones are often left behind with Android updates, it's not difficult to see the appeal of an up-to-date, sub-$150 runner from a recognized brand like Sammy. Now, a 2016 version of the device looks to be en route to market, though while Geekbench, GFXBench and AnTuTu have all chimed in with traces of its existence, they cannot seem to agree on the specs.
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) will include a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 display, which is larger than the original 4.7-inch, 540 x 960 effort of yesteryear. Like its would-be predecessor, the new J2 should be graced with the latest firmware—in this instance, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
—right out of the gate. The rest of the specs, however, are less clear.
For example, GFXBench suggests the device will include Spreadtrum's quad-core, 1.5 GHz SC9830 processor, which would pave the way for 4G LTE support. However, the info on AnTuTu points to the Spreadtrum SC8830, which would suggest 3G-only fare. Given that the last J2 offered 4G, we're inclined to believe that the next one will do too. The specs leaks cannot seem to agree on how much RAM will be present, either, though we can probably expect somewhere between 1.5 and 2 gigs of the stuff.
Elsewhere, the handset looks set to include a basic 16 GB of storage, expandable via microSD. It'll probably include the same 5-megapixel or thereabouts rear-facing camera, and with all these specs flying around, we probably won't have to wait long to see model number SM-J210 in a more official capacity.