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The budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) goes official

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display and a 2,600 mAh battery to offer up to 60 hours of music playback.

Published onJanuary 9, 2018

  • The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro popped up on the company’s Vietnamese site today.
  • The device has a quad-core processor, microSD card support, and a 960 x 540 Super AMOLED display.
  • Also included is a front-facing camera with a dedicated flash and an 8MP rear camera that can record 1080p video. 

Today, we’re getting our first official look at the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018). The device just popped up on Samsung’s Vietnamese site.

The Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) has a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage. The device supports both microSD cards for expanded storage (up to 256 GB) and dual SIM cards. Instead of using a hybrid microSD/SIM card slot, Samsung included dedicated slots for both. That means you can expand your storage and use dual SIM cards at the same time. 

As for the display, the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) carries a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 960 x 540 resolution. Just above the display is a 5 MP camera with a dedicated flash, and around back we find an 8 MP shooter that can film 1080p video. Much like the rest of Samsung’s lineup, the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) retains the headphone jack. Hopefully, that’s a good omen that Samsung’s flagships will do the same this year. Unlike the flagships, the phone has a microUSB port for charging.

The device comes in at a hefty 153 grams, and it is hard to ignore those bezels. But honestly, at this price point, you have to make some sacrifices. Luckily, the phone has a 2,600 mAh battery, which Samsung says will give users 60 hours of audio playback. With a decent size battery and a lower resolution AMOLED display, users should get pretty good battery life.

As for the software, Samsung is including some nice features. Users will be able to log into two messaging accounts on the same app by using the Dual Messaging Accounts feature. Additionally, the Private Folder feature makes it into the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) to give users some additional privacy. 

We haven’t received any details on when the device will officially go on sale, but it should be soon since it is up on Samsung’s website. The listed price is 3,290,000 VNĐ or about $145. It comes in Black, Green, and Gold, with a Pink option possible in the future. You can check it out at the link below.

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