Samsung Releasing its Entry Level Smartphone: The Galaxy J1

Apart from Samsung’s clandestine operation of making the best ever Galaxy flagship smartphone under ‘Project Zero’, Samsung is also making plans to target the entry level segments of the smartphone market through the rumored release of its Galaxy J1, which happens to be the first of many devices falling in to the Galaxy J series. The Galaxy J1 (completed model number is SM-J100) will feature entry level specifications and a price tag that will be congruent to what users require from a device without spending too much money on it.

The Galaxy J1 will possess a 4.3 inch TFT LCD display which will have a maximum display resolution 800 by 480 pixels. In addition, the Galaxy J1 will be fitted with a Marcell PXA1908 chipset that will feature a 64 bit capable quad core processor having a base clock frequency of 1.2 GHz. Supplementing the processor will be 1 GB of RAM, a 5 MP rear camera along with a 2 MP front-facing shooter. For storage purposes, the Galaxy J1 will possess 4 GB of internal storage and will also feature a microSD slot for expansion purposes.

Given that the Galaxy J1 is an entry level device, it will feature a mediocre backup time thanks to its 1,850 mAh battery. However, perhaps one of the most interesting features of an entry level offering by Samsung is that the Galaxy J1 will feature LTE connectivity, which is quite rare indeed. Unlike the Galaxy E5, Galaxy E7, and the formidable Galaxy S6, the Galaxy J1 will not be running Android 5.0 out of the box and instead, will be running Google’s previous OS update, KitKat version 4.4.4.

While Samsung has not released any pricing details concerning the Galaxy J1, we expect Samsung to tag it with a friendly one so consumers on a budget feel that they are not being ripped off. As for us, we are growing increasingly impatient for the release of the Galaxy S6. Now our question to users who require an entry level mobile device; did the Galaxy J1 entice you enough or will you wait till the company release its pricing details to make the final decision? Let us know in the comments banks below.


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