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Samsung Galaxy J1(2016): Details and Specs Revealed

Jan 13, 2016 12:15 AM EST

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While the market is still waiting for Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, it seems that works are on its way for the Korean Electronic giant’s second generation of entry to middle range smartphones to add in to its Samsung Galaxy J series. The original Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J120F), a wallet-friendly mid-range smartphone was introduced in February 2015. Samsung Galaxy J1 hit developing markets that are looking for promising specs but are budget-friendly. The 2015 model is packed with a 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, a dual-core CPU, and launches runs on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box. Leaked images on its upcoming successor reveal a bigger display, larger storage as well as an OS running to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to boot the device.

Vietnamese website SCCN makes available a number of images of the new phone that has been Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016). It also provides details on the specs of the upcoming Galaxy J1 phone.

The report reveals a thinner prototype than its predecessor. Galaxy J1 2016 version still has three basic android controls and a speaker located on the top edge of the device. It will also feature the 5MP and 2MP cameras as the ones in the existing Galaxy J1.

One of the images provided in the report, shows the back of the device with the battery removed indicating the serial number SM-J120F and that the handset is made in Vietnam by Samsung.

The new phone will also feature a quad core Exynos 3457 processor which will provide 1.3GHz of power and will be boosted by a Mali-720 GPU. The phone's performance is anticipated to be better with a 1GB RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, along with dual-SIM support and a micro SD card slot for memory expansion of up to 128 GB packed with the handset. As of the exact date of its release as well as the cost of the smartphone, the public will still have to wait, however.

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