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After releasing 2016 version of the Galaxy J3, J5 and J7, Samsung appears to be getting ready to release the Galaxy J2 (2016), though it is not willing to share any detail until now. But leaks have hinted that the handset could come before the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to take place in August.

The Galaxy J2 (2016) is expected to be launched in July. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has cleared a device codenamed SM-J210F, which is believed to be the Galaxy J2 (2016), and the same handset has received Bluetooth certification. So, it wouldn't be wrong to assume that its release date may not be far off. 

The device has also been spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports and exports in India, with a price tag of Rs. 6,757. However, the actual price of the handset is expected to be different when it actually hits the stores. 

How will the Galaxy J2 (2016) stack up against Galaxy J2 (2015)?

Samsung hasn't confirmed the specifications of the Galaxy J2 (2016) but AnTuTu benchmark listing has revealed that it will sport a 720x1,080 pixel (294 ppi pixel density) as against a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 540x960 pixels (234 ppi pixel density) seen in its predecessor. 

In terms of hardware and software, the Galaxy J2 (2015) is powered by an Exynos 3475 processor and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but its successor is expected to have a Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core SoC processor and an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

The Galaxy J2 (2016) is expected to come packed with a 16GB internal memory, a 2GB RAM, an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front-snapper, while its predecessor has an 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), a 1GB RAM, a 5MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, a 2MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2,000mAh battery.