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New Galaxy Phones: Galaxy J Max and Galaxy J2 being Unveiled

Samsung is all set to launch two new Galaxy Phones: Galaxy J Max and Galaxy J2 (2016) in the Indian market.

Samsung has just unveiled two new Galaxy phones; Galaxy J Max and Galaxy J2 (2016).

Both the phones are being launched in the Indian market.

New Galaxy Phones: Galaxy J Max

With a 7-inch display, the J Max is an enormous phablet that comes with a 4,000mAh battery.

J Max is part of Samsung’s Galaxy J series and does not come with high-end specs.

new galaxy phonesGalaxy J Max Specifications

  • Huge 7-inch display sporting a WXGA resolution
  • Quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage
  • Battery is 4,000mAh and given the mediocre specs, it should last quite a while
  • 8MP rear-facing camerabut only 2MP front-facing camera
  • Offers support for 4G, VoLTE, and dual SIM
  • Ultra Data Saving and S Bike mode are supported
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box
  • Bluetooth headset comes bundled with the device, making it easier to make calls on the huge 7-inch device.

Galaxy J2 (2016)

One of the two new Galaxy phones, this is the successor to last year’s Galaxy J2.

new galaxy phonesThis phone comes with Smart Glow, a notification ring that’s located at the back of the phone, and used for notifications and system alerts.

It lets you color-code contacts, apps and phone usage alerts and you get notifications that are more accurate, without having to look at the screen.

It also uses the Turbo Speed Technology (TST), which according to Samsung helps with performance enhancement, by “using the least amount of resources to complete a particular task in the fastest time.”

Samsung claims that TST clears the memory of unnecessary apps and improves app load times by 40% when compared to devices with double the RAM.

new galaxy phonesGalaxy J2 Specifications

  • 5-inch HD display
  • Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GFz
  • 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage
  • 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • 2,600mAh battery
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Smart Glow, Turbo Speed Technology (TST), S Bike Mode
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box

Out of the two new Galaxy phones, the specs of J2 reveal a decent phone, unlike the J Max, which doesn’t seem to have anything much other than the bigger size.

Yes, it does come with a larger battery and more RAM than the J2, but it also runs an outdated Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a 2MP front-facing camera giving you blurry selfies.

Either way, if you’re not in India, you don’t have anything to be disappointed about, as these new Galaxy phones are available only in India.

Price and Availability

Galaxy J Max will be available in Black and Gold. Galaxy J2 comes in Black, Gold and Silver colors.


The Galaxy J2 (2016) is expected to be out in India on July 14, followed by the Galaxy J Max at the end of July. (Both in India).

The price for the new Galaxy phones – Galaxy J Max is $199 (approx. Rs. 13,400) and Galaxy J2 (2016) costs $145 (approx. Rs. 9,750).