Days after being leaked, Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) has surfaced at an online retailer. The new smartphone has been listed by a retailer in Russia in Black and Gold colour options and with a price tag of RUB 7,990 (approximately Rs. 8,860) – in line with what was rumoured last week. Last week’s report claimed by a Russian source also claimed an early availability of the upcoming smartphone in emerging markets.
Russia’s BeCompact.ru has listed the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) with model number SM-J250F. The site is yet to start selling the new Samsung smartphone, but it presently shows that the dual-SIM Android smartphone features a 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) SoC with a quad-core 1.4GHz CPU, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. The smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear camera sensor with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor with a selfie flash.
As a successor to previous Galaxy J2 model that had 8GB of storage, the Galaxy J2 (2018) has 16GB inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card. The new handset is also listed with connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB. It packs a 2600mAh battery and weighs 153 grams. Besides, the handset measures 144x72x8 mm.
It is expected that Samsung would announce the Galaxy J2 (2018) sometime in the coming weeks. Moreover, the South Korean company is also reportedly in plans to launch showcase 2018 edition of its Galaxy A series at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 next month.
In October, Samsung brought the Galaxy J2 (2017) to India as its affordable option. The smartphone, with a price tag of Rs. 7,390, offers a 4.7-inch qHD Super AMOLED display and a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM.