A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
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It seems Samsung is set to release the Galaxy J2 (2016), which has been in news for a while now. The budget smartphone has surprisingly created hype amid speculations on the next-generation device, the Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to be released in August. We have now learnt that the device will be unveiled this week.

The South Korean technology giant is tight-lipped on the launch of the Galaxy J2 (2016) but a reliable source has revealed that it will be announced in India on Friday. The device is likely to be unveiled at its media event scheduled for July 8 in Bangalore.

A Samsung device with model number SM-J210F, believed to be the Galaxy J2 (2016), has been cleared by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and by Bluetooth, hinting at an early release. It has also been spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps a track of imports and exports in India, with a price tag of Rs. 6,757 (actual price may be different). 

The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) has grabbed the attention of the public with its Smart Glow notification ring, to be featured around its camera. Twitter user Roland Quandt has posted a couple of pictures of the purported device, giving a clear view of its front and back. 

Smart Glow feature will help users track battery, data and storage by display of different colours.

According to AnTuTu benchmarking site (via Weibo), the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) will come with a 720x1,080 pixel screen resolution, powered by a Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core SoC processor, packed with a 16GB internal memory and a 2GB RAM, and mounts an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front-snapper. It is also expected to sport a 5-inch display and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.