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Samsung Galaxy J1 is now official

Samsung Galaxy J1 Android smartphone with 4.3-inch display and dual-core processor
Samsung Galaxy J1
This low-end Android handset has been unveiled in Malaysia and comes with a dual core processor, 4.3-inch display, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.

Samsung took the wraps off a new low-end Galaxy handset in Malaysia yesterday. After spending quite a while in the rumor mill, the Galaxy J1 is now official, although pricing and availability are still unknown. This 4.3-inch handset comes with feeble specs overall, but packs dual SIM capabilities and 4G LTE connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy J1 has the following highlights:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz dual-core (no other details revealed)
  • Memory/Storage: 512 MB RAM; 4 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 4.3-inch TFT LCD multitouch with 800X480 pixels
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 5 MP back with 720p@30 fps video recording
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi direct, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, micro USB 2.0
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.27 pounds; 5.08X2.69X0.35 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: lithium-ion 1850 mAh (user-replaceable); up to 10 hours talk time on 3G

This handset also packs a proximity sensor and accelerometer, while its software features include Palm Selfie and Ultra Power Saving Mode. Worldwide availability and pricing are still unknown, but SamMobile's sources claim it will retail for about €100 EUR in Europe - roughly $113 USD.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01-29 (Update: 2015-01-29)