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Samsung appears set for the release of the Galaxy J2 (2016), the successor of the Galaxy J2 that was released last year. Launch of the device is imminent as it has been cleared by Bluetooth, a must procedure before the announcement of a smartphone.

The South Korean technology giant is tight-lipped on the Galaxy J2 (2016), but it seems the device will be released before the arrival of the much-hyped Galaxy Note 6 aka Note 7, which is expected to be unveiled in August. It won't come as a surprise if the handset is announced this month.

A Samsung device codenamed SM-J210F has received Bluetooth certification in the United States, according to SamMobile. There is no mention of the name of the device but it is believed to be the Galaxy J2 (2016) that has been in news for quite a while now. 

The same device, codenamed SM-J210F, has already been certified by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), and it shows the device with dual-SIM slots and a 1,500mAh battery. It has also been spotted at Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India, for testing and evaluation. It carries a price tag of Rs. 6,757 but that is very likely to change when it hits stores. 

The Galaxy J2 (2016) (SM-J210F) has also been seen on AnTuTu benchmarking site (via SamMobile) with 720x1,080 pixel screen resolution, a Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core SoC processor, a 16GB internal memory, a 2GB RAM, an 8MP main camera, and a 5MP front-snapper. The device is also expected to sport a 5-inch display and come running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

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