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Samsung attributes its positive earnings this year to the success of its flagship smartphones the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. In picture: A model poses with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Samsung is reportedly set to launch yet another device under its J series. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is expected to be released in the first half of this year, before the most-awaited device dubbed as the Galaxy Note 6 is launched. The company has already launched Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016).

Giving a hint that Samsung is working on releasing a new budget smartphone, possibly the 2016 version of the Galaxy J2, a device with model number SM-J210 has been spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India, for testing and evaluation. The device has a price tag of Rs. 6,868 though it may change when it actually hit the stores. 

Major specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has been spotted on Antutu Benchmark (via Weibo post and Price Raja website). It has been spotted with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, a 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, 8MP main camera, 5MP front-snapper, and screen resolution of 720x1,280 pixels. The budget smartphone is expected to sport a 5-inch display.

The device is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy J2 that was released in September last year. The original handset sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 540x960 pixels (234 ppi pixel density), measures 136.5x69x8.4 mm in dimension and weighs 129 g.

Under the hood, it has an Exynos 3475 processor, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 8GB internal storage with expandable memory up to 128GB via microSD card, a 1GB RAM, 5MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, 2MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a removable Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery.

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