Samsung‘s Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) that’s been heavily leaked in recent times will be available on a worldwide level, SamMobile reported Thursday, citing a list of the phone’s country-specific firmware builds. While the sole existence of the software doesn’t necessarily translate to guaranteed availability in a related country, the latest leak is understood to be largely accurate in terms of revealing the markets in which the company’s next entry-level offering will go on sale, even though it’s unlikely to have a global launch and is instead expected to gradually expand its availability over the course of the next year.
In terms of high-priority markets, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam are believed to be among the first markets to receive the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018). The smartphone won’t launch in Samsung’s home country of South Korea and also won’t be available in China where the company’s market share has been on a sharp decline in recent times as the phone maker found itself unable to compete with aggressively priced offerings from local original equipment manufacturers, as suggested by recent reports. The device is also expected to be a Carphone Warehouse exclusive in the United Kingdom, whereas other European countries set to receive it are Germany, Poland, and Ukraine. More markets on the Old Continent may eventually see the launch of the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018), albeit they aren’t posed to receive units with localized firmware, as indicated by the new leak. The same source suggests Samsung won’t be targeting either North or South America with its upcoming entry-level Android handset, though it’s still expected to launch at least several devices covering this particular price range on the two continents over the course of 2018.
The handset is alleged to be sold in Russia and the majority of Asia, as well as most African countries. No firm availability windows have yet been provided by insiders, though the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) is likely to be officially introduced early next year and release in all of Samsung’s target markets in spring. The successor to the Galaxy J2 Pro (2016) should cost around €160 ($190), depending on the region and one’s wireless carrier or phone retailer of choice.