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Samsung’s glowing Galaxy J2 and massive J Max unveiled in India today

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We heard rumors earlier this month that Samsung’s Galaxy J2 would have a glowing notification ring around its camera, and now we can confirm that yes, it's happening. Samsung unveiled its J2 and J Max today. Only the J2 has the glowing ring. Here are the J2’s phone specs, if you care about anything other than Smart Glow.

  • 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

I mean, it's a fine phone, but what about this J Max? How does it compare? Well, it's certainly bigger; it has a 7-inch WXGA display. But other than that, it's total garbage. Sad. Don't believe me? Here are the specs:

  • Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage
  • 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android Lollipop

Yes, it has a larger battery and more RAM than the J2, but it's also running an outdated version of Android and has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. No one likes blurry selfies. Either way, both the J2 and J Max are available only in India. The J2 costs $145 and the J Max costs $199. They're out later this month.