Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy J2; a 4.7-inch budget smartphone running Android 5.1

September 11, 2015

It was in July 2015, leaked that Samsung was working on a Galaxy J2.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 was expected to be an upgrade of the entry-level Galaxy J1 and the bridge between the J1 and its mid-range siblings, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7.


The Samsung Galaxy J2 was developed by the Research and Development facility in India and therefore, most of its hardware has been fine tuned to meet the needs of the Indian smartphone consumer.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Price Kenya

The Indian subcontinent is a very important market for Samsung and thus, it is no wonder the company is working to secure its market share in the country through offering smartphones that appeal best to the buyers.

However, the important bit about this all, is that the needs of the Indian smartphone buyer mirror those of buyers in the developing world by a large extent.

Therefore, even though the Galaxy J2 is designed specifically for the Indian market, Samsung can effortlessly turn it into a global product if the company chooses to.

The Samsung Galaxy J2 has a suggested retail price of INR 8,490, which is an equivalent of Ksh. 13,500 in Kenya.

Check out the Full Technical Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J2

Display: 4.7-inch

Screen Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 245 ppi

Screen Protection: None

Dimensions: 136 x 69 x 8.3 mm

Operating System: Android OS, v5.1.1

CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz


Memory: 8 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 128 GB

Rear Camera: 5 MP

Secondary Camera: 2 MP

LED Flash: Yes

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2,000 mAh

There is no official word on whether the Samsung Galaxy J2 will specific to India or on whether the smartphone will launch in other markets.


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