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Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) hits Canada

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Android smartphone available in Canada via Telus and Bell
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)
This affordable Android handset went on sale via Telus three days earlier than expected and will hit Bell on April 13.
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Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) arrived on the Russian market in mid-March, and two weeks after this launch it reached the United States as well. Now, the time has come for Canada, where this 4.5-inch handset is already available for purchase through Telus. Canadian carrier Bell will add this Android handset to its portfolio in mid-April as well.

The specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) that reaches Canada are the same as those of its siblings already available in Russia and the US:

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 3475 SoC with ARM Mali-T720 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 4.5-inch Super AMOLED with 480X800 pixels
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 5 MP back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with GLONASS, micro USB 2.0
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.29 pounds; 5.22X2.73X0.35 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: 2050 mAh (removable); up to 38 hours audio playback and 13 hours talk time on 3G
  • Colors: black 

The handset does not feature NFC connectivity or a fingerprint sensor, but these features are not a frequent sight in the sub-$200 area of the market. Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) retails for $150 USD via Telus off-contract already and will hit Bell on April 13th.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-11 (Update: 2016-04-11)