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After launching three Galaxy J 2016 (J3, J5 & J7) series, Samsung is reportedly ready with new generation budget Galaxy J2 this year.

The U.S. government-owned telecom regulatory body, Federal Communication Commission (FCC), has granted certification to Samsung's device codenamed SM-J210F, understood to be the Galaxy J2 (2016), SamMobile reported.

The certification document does not give away much information on the Galaxy J2 (2016) other than a couple of facts that the device will have dual-SIM slots and come packed with a 1,500mAh battery.  

If rumours are to be believed, then the Galaxy J2 (2016) is expected to sport a 4.7-inch HD screen and come with Android's latest v6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, 2GB RAM powered by 1.5GHz Spreadtrum (SC8830) quad-core CPU with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage.

It is also said to house an 8MP primary camera with LED flash on the back and a 5MP snapper on the front.

With FCC certifying the Galaxy J2 (2016), the path is clear for Samsung to officially announce the details.

So far, the smartphone-maker has not responded to the report. Usually, after getting the telecom authority's approval, the companies unveil the devices in a matter of two weeks or so. Galaxy J2 (2016), thus, might make its official debut by the end of May or early June.

Watch this space for more updates.

Last week, Samsung released the 2016 series mid-range smartphones Galaxy J5 and J7 in India. They come with S bike mode feature, which was first introduced in Galaxy J3 (2016) series in March.

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