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Having already released the 2016 version of the Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 from the J series, Samsung is reportedly set to release the Galaxy J2 (2016). The budget smartphone is expected to be launched in the first half of this year.

A device with model number SM-J210 has been spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India. The device, which is most likely to be the Galaxy J2 (2016), has been sent from South Korea to Delhi, India, for testing and evaluation. The device has a price tag of Rs. 6,757, though it may change when it actually hit the stores. 

The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is expected to have several feature upgrades over its predecessor that was released last year. According to Antutu Benchmark, the upcoming budget smartphone will sport a 5-inch display with a screen resolution of 720x1,280 pixels compared to its predecessor's 4.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 540x960 pixels (234 ppi pixel density). 

The Galaxy J2 (2016) is also spotted with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a 16GB internal memory, a 2GB RAM, an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front-snapper. On the other hand, the 2015 version has an Exynos 3475 processor, an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, an 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), and a 1GB RAM under the hood. It also has a 5MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, a 2MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a removable Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery.

Going by the leaked details, the Galaxy J2 (2016) could be superior to its predecessor in all departments -- display, hardware, software and camera.

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