Samsung Reveals J1, A Smartphone for the Masses

Samsung has announced a new phone for the masses. While we don’t know much about the pricing details, it’ll surely be in a lot of people’s reach.

The display of the phone measures 4.3″ and has a usable WVGA (480 x 800) resolution. Not much is known about the screen tech but it’s almost certainly not AMOLED. Underneath, the phone is powered by a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor of unknown chipset. That is accompanied by 512 MB worth RAM and 4 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD by up to 32 GB.

The rear camera comes with a 5 megapixel lens and LED Flash. There’s also a 2 mp secondary camera at the front. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. A removable 1,850 mAh battery powers the phone for up to 10 hours. The J1 will be available in a choice of three colors: Black, White and Blue.

Here are the specifications again:

  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor
  • OS: Customized Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G
  • Design:
    • Weight: 122g
    • 129 x 68.2 x 8.9mm
  • Display: 4.3” WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Internal: 4 GB
  • Card slot:  expandable by up to 128 GB via microSD
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 megapixel, LED Flash
    • Secondary: 2 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS
  • Battery: 1,850 mAh removable
  • Colors: Black, White and Blue