Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) specs paraded on Geekbench, GFXBench and AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) specs paraded on Geekbench, GFXBench and AnTuTu
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. 

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8 Comments

1. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Another day another.. Ah fck this s**t

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Loads of heap... Spreadtrum Garbage in a $150 Phone? You can find these pathetic SoCs in a $40 Smartphone... Who says Samsung doesn't rip off like Apple?! GARBAGE...

3. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

Name a phone under $40 or even 50 that give u similar specs.. Just name it.. Be sure before u comment.

4. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

We have infocus bingo 21 that runs on same soc and gives a 480p tft display and 2 mp camera. And camera quality for both front and rear is s**t. And it costs $90 approx. I do agree its not best phone u can get in the price, not even close to that. But u r posting s**t.

5. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

and one more thing, J3 2016 is a $150 phone. So this one would be cheaper at about $120 maybe.

6. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

I am not happy if Samsung use spectrum processors for j series.

7. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

They should use exynos. It would be best for them. A quad core 1.2 Ghz a53 with mali t820 mp2 would be decent in a $150 phone... Or use qualcomm

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

mali-400?? its already 2016 and they still use mali-400?? even the old SD410 is better than this :-/

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