Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) Launched – Can It Beat The Redmi 5?

The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) will go against the bestselling model from Xiaomi which is Samsung's biggest rival in the country.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) Launched

The J series has been a success for Samsung in India, and the company keeps bringing an updated version of the same model every year. The Samsung Galaxy J2 has been one of the best-selling smartphones for the company, and the new 2018 version of J2 has a bunch of new features and upgrades.

The new Galaxy J2 (2018) will also come with Samsung Mall preloaded on the device which offers three unique features to customers – visual search, universal cart and one-stop shop. The J2 (2018) will go against the bestselling model from Xiaomi which is Samsung’s biggest rival in the country.

How ‘Samsung Mall’ Works?

The Samsung Mall first debuted with Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime early this year. The app comes with features like visual search, universal cart and one-stop shop. The app helps and assists customers to buy goods line. Users will get an option to compare the prices and make their purchases.

The Samsung Mall app features more than four e-commerce platforms which offer deals on desired products on a single platform. The Samsung Mall app is a part of the government’s ‘Make For India’ initiative. The app uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to curate a selection of products based on the user’s previous searches.

Users can click a picture of the desired product and Samsung Mall will automatically search for it, or a similar product, online and display the results across all the participating e-commerce platforms.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) – Features & Specifications

The Galaxy J2 (2018) will come with Samsung’s memory-saving feature which automatically pushes content from social media to the external memory card.

The Samsung Galaxy J2
The Samsung Galaxy J2

Display

The Galaxy J2 (2018) will come with a 5.0 inch a qHD Super AMOLED display with a qHD screen resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.

Hardware

The smartphone will be powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 308 GPU.

Storage

The device will come with 16GB of onboard storage, which can be further expanded with an external microSD card up to 256GB.

Software

Surprisingly, in spite of being launched in 2018, the new 2018 version of Samsung Galaxy J2 will come with Android Nougat 7.1 OS and not Android Oreo.

Camera

The device will come with an 8-megapixel rear sensor and a 5-megapixel front sensor. Each of the cameras, on back and front, will come with its own dedicated LED flash module.

Connectivity

The device will support two SIM cards with Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and all required sensors. It supports all major 4G LTE bands with VoLTE support.

Battery

The Galaxy J2 (2018) will come with a 2600mAh battery unit with an advanced ‘Device Maintenance’ feature which can optimize the performance of device automatically to save battery.

Price & Variants

The smartphone will be available in three color options of Black, Gold and Pink. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) has been priced at Rs 8,190 and will be available online as well as offline via multiple partners.

Redmi 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) – Full Comparison

At Rs 8,190, the new 2018 version of Galaxy J2 it the cheapest Galaxy J series phone till date. At this price, the smartphone will face a tough challenge from the best-selling Xiaomi Redmi 5.

Redmi 5 Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)
Display 5.7 inch HD+ 18:9 widescreen display 5.0 inch a qHD Super AMOLED display
Processor Snapdragon 450 Snapdragon 425
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Rear Camera 12MP 8MP
Software Android Nougat 7.1 Android Nougat 7.1
Storage 16GB/32GB 16GB
RAM 3GB 2GB
Battery 3300mAh 2600mAh
Color Variants Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold Black, Gold, Pink
Price Rs 7,999 (16GB)

Rs 8,999 (32GB)

Rs 8,190 (16GB)

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) – Launch Offer

With a brand new Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018), Reliance Jio users can avail a cashback of up to Rs 2,750 on the MyJio app on recharge of Rs 198 or Rs 299 packs.

All Jio users will also get extra 10GB of 4G data with the next 10 recharges as a part of the offer.

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