Samsung has launched a new phone, and with it the launch of a new lineup. Will Samsung Galaxy J1 bring any difference?

Given its ho-hum specs and design, maybe not. The Samsung Galaxy J1 is reportedly the first in a new series of smartphones. Obviously, “J” is the favored letter this time (although there already was a Galaxy J in Japan), right after the A series and E series. But back to the phone: the J1 comes equipped with a dual-core processor, 4.3-inch display and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The rumors talked about high-end specs, but here we are with entry-level hardware.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat (TouchWiz UI)
  • 4.3-inch TFT-LCD (480×800 WVGA), ~217ppi
  • 1.2GHz dual core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 128GB
  • 5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Dual SIM with dual standby
  • 3G HSPA
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dimensions: 129 x 68.2 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 122g
  • Li-Ion 1850mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2)

The Samsung Galaxy J1 further features 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage and 1850mAh battery. That last feature offers up to 10 hours on a single charge, which can be stretched out a bit by using the Ultra Power Saving mode. A 2-megapixel camera resides in front and has a Palm Selfie functionality that takes pictures as the user makes hand gestures.

For now, details about the Samsung Galaxy J1 has appeared in the Samsung Malaysia website only, so maybe it’s meant for just that market and a very few others. Price information is unknown.

[Source: Samsung]

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