Yesterday (Friday, January 13), Samsung has released two new entry-level smartphones in India. The two smartphones are the Galaxy J2 Ace and the Galaxy J1 4G, which have been announced by the company to be sold for Rs. 8,490 (about $124) and Rs. 6890 (about $101).
We should mention that the Galaxy J1 4G has been listed on Samsung’s website since last week, but the Galaxy J2 Ace is the newest entry-level in the company’s J series line-up. The mentioned device comes in three colors options: Gold, Silver and Black and it will be available via online and physical stores starting from January 16, 2017.
The Galaxy J2 Ace is a weaker version of the Galaxy J2 (2016) that has been released in July 2016 for Rs. 9,750 (about $143). However, the Galaxy J2 Ace has been manufactured especially for the customers from India, meaning that it is a part of the “Make for India” project that Samsung has been running for a while.
The Galaxy J2 Ace comes with Ultra Data Saving Mode (also known as UDS), which makes the devices use up to 50% less mobile data with data compression. To make things even better, the handset comes with the S bike mode and rider optimizations.
The Galaxy J2 Ace handset runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and it features a 5-inch qHD display. The handset also comes with Samsung’s proprietary Turbo Speed Technology (TST), which optimizes the RAM of the handset in order to open applications faster. The Galaxy J2 Ace features a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, which is backed by 1.5GB of RAM. When it comes to the cameras, the handset sports a primary one of 8MP with standard features and a secondary one of 5MP.
The device has been released with an internal storage of 8GB, but don’t worry, because you are able to expand it up to 256GB using a microSD card. As connectivity, the handset will support the following: 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The handset is powered by a non-removable battery of 2600 mAh.