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Samsung Launches The First Galaxy Device With A Smart Glow

After the rumors circulated that Samsung was going to launch a device that had a glow around its camera,  the company wasted no time in revealing the Samsung Galaxy J2, the first Samsung device to have a smart glow feature in India today.
Basically, the Smart glow feature will let you color-code your contacts, apps, and phone usage alerts so that you can know what notifications you have without even having to look at the screen.
Having said that, the Galaxy J2 is a mid-range device that sports a (an):

  • 5-inch AMOLED display
  • Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2,600 mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow

Before you start shaking your head at the low-specs, you must consider the fact that this is a $145 device and based on what we have in the market right now, this looks like a fair bargain.
gsmarena_001What you should shake your head at is the fact that this device will be available only in India. #MajorBummer
What do you think of the Smart glow, Gimmicky or not? (P.S.: Samsung isn’t the first to debut this)
Update: Change the error with J7.


6 comments on “Samsung Launches The First Galaxy Device With A Smart Glow

  1. Victor Molokwu says:

    How do you know the phone is glowing When most of us have the LED/LCD facing upwards?

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Well, for the J2, you will have to put the phone facing backwards to enjoy this feature, and that is like breaking a lifelong habit

      1. Victor Molokwu says:

        Hmmm, that’s a tough one to break

  2. Noni says:

    8GB of storageis a “fair bargain”? I would avoid that like the plague and go for a Chinese-made phone with 16GB of storage first. Samsung is amazingly stingy with the storage on their lower end devices.

  3. israel says:

    i thought the article was about j2. how come it turned to j7 during spec listing?

  4. Harrie says:

    Ummmm it’ll take time getting used to, it looks odd, wayyyy odd. Normally smartphones go face-up.

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