A month ago, Samsung refreshed the Galaxy J2 with a new 2017 model, but this was only confirmed for the Indian market.
Although the Galaxy J2 2017 is expected to make it to Kenya at some point, we don’t have a specific date for this. But even before the J2 2017 gets an official launch date in the country, it appears that the South Korean tech giant is getting ready to refresh the Galaxy J2 Pro with a 2017 model.
The current Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro was released in July 2016 and with it came a few upgrades over the standard Galaxy J2 2016. With this in mind, you can expect the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2017 to be an upgrade over the 2016 J2 Pro as well as the recently unveiled Galaxy J2 2017 (although the J2 2017 wasn’t much of an upgrade over the J2 2016).
Earlier this month, the FCC and Bluetooth SIG bodies cleared a phone that was believed to be the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2017, Sam Mobile reported. The phone came with model number SM-J250F, but at the time, there was nothing to talk about with respect to the specs and features. Well, this is no more thanks to a new listing on Geekbench that gives us a first look at what the Galaxy J2 Pro 2017 is set to bring to the table.
From the listing, Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2017 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, representing a significant upgrade over the Spreadtrum SC8830 used on the J2 Pro 2016. This is then mated with a 1.5GB RAM and for the OS, you get Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is not strange at all.
There’s nothing else of importance we can gather from this benchmark, but one strange thing about the alleged Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2017 and its predecessor is that the 2016 model has 2GB RAM, which is slightly better than the 1.5GB being touted for the upcoming model. However, the newer and more powerful Snapdragon 430 processor should make up for this strange decision. The 2016 model also came with a 5-inch HD screen, 8MP/5MP camera combination, Android Marshmallow out of the box and a 2600mAh battery unit.
Note that this benchmark has nothing to do with Samsung as a company, which means that the listed Galaxy J2 Pro 2017 may or may not materialize. In short, take this with a grain of salt, at least until Sammy confirms the phone, probably in the coming days or weeks for that matter.
Meanwhile, what would you like to see on the budget-focused Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2017? Let us know in your comments below.