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Samsung launched the Galaxy J1 affordable handset only about half a year ago, but the way the industry moves we are sure they are well underway to releasing a successor. In fact, we know they are, as rumors of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J2 have just started to surface. Unlike most other tech murmurs, the information obtained on this device is quite extensive!

SamMobile quotes some anonymous sources who claim the device will come with a 4.5-inch TFT LCD display with an 800x480p resolution. Internals are said to pack  a 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos 3475 quad-core processor (32-bit), 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Other hardware includes a 5 MP rear camera, a 2 MP shooter in the front and a 2000 mAh battery, all smashed together in a 136 x 69 x 8.3 mm phone running Android 5.1.1.

This is quite an upgrade over the Samsung Galaxy J1, its direct predecessor. That phone only had a 4.3-inch display, 512 MB of RAM and a 1850 mAh battery. This leaves us wondering if the Galaxy J2 will be as affordable the J1. Direct successors usually are priced similarly to previous iterations, but the Galaxy J2 sure doesn’t seem like a $115-dollar phone, which happens to be the Galaxy J1’s price.

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We also saw the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 launching last month, but those are in a whole other realm. They sport much better specs and even feature front-facing flashes. We wouldn’t expect the same treatment for the Galaxy J2.

No details on pricing and availability are provided yet, so we can only assume. Sammy will probably announce this new phone relatively soon and for a very reasonable price, though. We assume the phone will launch mostly in emerging markets like India, other Asian countries and some parts of Latin America.

Are any of you interested in buying a mid-range phone like the Samsung Galaxy J2? It seems like a good little gadget for a very casual user, but I wouldn’t exactly recommend it to everyone.