Samsung Galaxy J1 leaks as entry-level 4G smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy J1 has just been outed, with a full spec sheet for the device in tow.

The team over at Sammobile have had a sneak peek at the handset’s details, unveiling it as the first entry into Samsung’s new J-series.

Over the coming months, Samsung is planning to re-jig its smartphone naming strategy to avoid boggling the minds of consumers.

Galaxy A, E, and J-series are all going to arrive on store shelves over the next year, with Samsung hoping the new monikers will make its wares easier to chew.

So what can we expect from the Galaxy J1? Not much really, but that’s because it’s poised as an entry level device, meaning the price tag should reflect the tumbleweed-inspiring specs.

The Galaxy J1 will land with a 4.3-inch LCD display sporting an 800 x 480 resolution.

Pause for a moment – this device was previously spotted with a 4.8-inch display in benchmarks, but Sammobile reckons that the measurement was for a test model, and its sources are spot on this time around.

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Moving on. Processing heft is going to come courtesy of a 64-bit quad-core Marcell PXA1908 chip running at 1.2GHz.

Its circuit board neighbours are a 1GB RAM module, 4GB of built-in storage, and a 1850mAh battery.

There’s also a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing selfie shooter to boot.

Interestingly, the device is tipped to tout LTE support – not bad for an entry level device – although it’s also alleged to carry Android 4.4, not the new Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The phone measures in at 129 x 68 x 8.9mm, which doesn’t exactly make it svelte, but it’s not so bricky as some of its rivals.

And that’s all for now. It’s still unclear when Samsung plans to give its Galaxy J1 the almighty public punt, and there’s no clues as to the price yet either.

Stay tuned.

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