Samsung India today launched Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G to further strengthen its J-Series portfolio. Samsung’s Galaxy J Series is the best-selling smartphone series in the affordable segment and has been synonymous with making 4G relevant and accessible in India. Galaxy J2 Ace will serve as Samsung’s most affordable smartphone with a front camera flash feature, while Galaxy J1 4G will be the most affordable smartphone with a Super AMOLED display.
Mr Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India said, “The response to our affordable 4G J Series has been phenomenal with consumers appreciating the build quality and the India-centric features that make Samsung’s J Series a compelling offering for our consumers. Buoyed by this success, we are pleased to expand our portfolio with the addition of Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G in the under INR 10,000 segment. These models have been conceptualised and equipped with front flash and Super AMOLED screens respectively to cater to the needs of both selfie-takers and entertainment lovers. As market leaders, Samsung is committed to not only catering to the growing needs of consumers but also providing best-in-class 4G experience and the new devices will enable us to hasten the proliferation of 4G in India.”
Samsung’s unique Make for India features include the Ultra Data Saving (UDS) Mode which provides up to 50% mobile data savings with data compression and S bike mode that lets consumers ‘ride tension free’ while encouraging responsible riding. These extremely popular features have witnessed as much as 50% adoption amongst consumers. Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G feature both these features along with S Power Planning which is a smart battery management system that empowers users to stay connected at all times. Samsung has also launched other India-centric innovations including S Secure and Turbo Speed Technology which are available on Galaxy J2 Ace.
Best in Class 4G
With these launches, Samsung will offer consumers four 4G Android models below INR 10,000 along with the existing Galaxy J2 and Galaxy J2 2016. Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G offer the best of 4G including HD voice calling with the Voice over LTE feature. Coupled with the Ultra Data Saving mode (UDS), both models provide the most affordable 4G experience. Galaxy J2 Ace features a larger 5” screen along with Samsung’s proprietary Turbo Speed Technology (TST) that optimises the device RAM allowing it to open apps up to 40% faster than devices with double the RAM. This ensures that consumers can use multiple apps on 4G without having to worry about device performance.
Consumers can enjoy the benefits of 4G speeds such as streaming entertainment content using the 4.5” Super AMOLED display on Galaxy J1 4G which enables richer colours and deeper contrasts to bring all content to life and deliver a great viewing experience.
Galaxy J2 Ace is Samsung’s most affordable device featuring a front flash camera. The 8MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera with selfie flash coupled with 4G ensure consumers can take great low light photographs and upload them at blazing fast 4G speed for a superior social media experience. The Galaxy J1 4G sports a 5MP rear and 2MP front camera along with advanced camera modes including Beauty Face that allow users to enhance images automatically.
Advanced Performance & Superior Design
Further to being 4G enabled smartphones, both devices are equipped to deliver great performance along with a stylish design. Galaxy J2 Ace is powered by a 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor, 1.5 GB RAM complemented with Turbo Speed Technology to enable consumers to make the most of their 4G experience. It also has a unique pattern back panel that is anti-scratch and ergonomic. Galaxy J1 4G allows users to multi-task with ease with its 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor and 1GB RAM. It features a redesigned front window and a faux leather back cover finish for further visual appeal.
‘Make for India’ features
Galaxy J2 Ace and Galaxy J1 4G come loaded with Samsung’s very own localised ‘Make for India’ features. Both models feature Ultra Data Saving mode (UDS), S bike mode and S Power Planning which offer more affordable browsing, uninterrupted riding for bikers, and smart power planning respectively. Apart from Turbo Speed Technology, Galaxy J2 Ace also features ‘S Secure’ that ensures the safest browsing experience and provides privacy features to keep personal information protected.
Pricing and Offers
Galaxy J2 Ace is priced at INR 8,490 and is available in gold, black and silver. The model will be available across channels from January 16. Galaxy J1 4G, Samsung’s entry-level 4G Android offering, will be available at INR 6,890 and is currently available across channels in gold, black, and white.
|Specification||Samsung J1 4G||Samsung J2 Ace|
|Display||4.5” WVGA Super AMOLED||5” qHD PLS TFT|
|OS||Android 5.1||Android 6.0|
|Network||4G LTE Cat 4 + VoLTE HD ‘voice’ calling||4G LTE Cat 4 + VoLTE HD ‘voice’ calling|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core||1.4 GHz Quad Core|
|Camera||5MP, f/2.2 lens with Flash + 2MP, f/2.2 lens||8MP, f/2.2 lens with Flash, 5 MP, f/2.2 lens with front flash|
|Storage||8 GB Internal Memory||8 GB Internal Memory|
|micro SD slot (up to 128 GB)||micro SD slot (up to 256 GB)|
|RAM||1GB RAM||1.5 GB RAM|
|Battery||2050 mAh||2600 mAh|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Proximity||Accelerometer, Proximity|
|Connectivity||BT 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0, GPS, GLONASS||BT 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0, GPS, GLONASS|
|Price||INR 6,890||INR 8,490|
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