A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
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Samsung is keeping mum on its upcoming products but it appears like it will release a budget smartphone called the Galaxy J2 (2016) soon. The device is very likely to be launched either in June or July before the arrival of the Galaxy Note 7 aka Galaxy Note 6, which is expected to happen in August.

A device codenamed SM-J210F, believed to be the Galaxy J2 (2016), has received Bluetooth certification in the United States and cleared by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), giving a clear hint that its release date is not far off. The device has also being spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India, for testing and evaluation. Its priced has been put at Rs. 6,757 on the website but its actual price at the time of launch is expected to differ. 

According to Dutch website GalaxyClub (via GSMArena), the 2016 version of the Galaxy J2 may have a feature called Smart Glow which redesigns the notification LED. It has reported that a Smart Glow ring is seen around the camera of the device in a leaked manual. This feature will help users track battery, data and storage by display of different colours.

According to AnTuTu benchmarking site (via SamMobile), Samsung's new device codename SM-J210F, which is believed to be the Galaxy J2 (2016), will have 720x1,080 pixel screen resolution, powered by a Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core SoC processor, come packed with a 16GB internal memory and a 2GB RAM, and mounts an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front-snapper. It is likely to sport a 5-inch display and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.