Samsung Announces the Low End Galaxy J1 Mini Smartphone

The latest phone to try to take over the entry level smartphone segment is the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini, which brings amazing specifications (if you’re living in 2010) in a price tag which makes sense for 2016.

The phone has a moderately sized 4” display, with an equally modest 480 x 800 WVGA resolution. At the top of it sits a highly journeyman VGA front facing shooter. The phone also boasts Dual-SIM storage, which is fine.

Under the hood, you’ll get a 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor, with just 768 MB of RAM which we don’t know will actually cut in 2016. There’s no word on internal storage yet.

The back boasts a 5 MP CMOS sensor without LED flash. No word on the video skills either.

The connectivity package is a bit modest with options like GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct and more. No 4G, which isn’t a surprise. The OS running is the old yet sturdy Android 5.1 Lollipop with Touchwiz on top, which is a slight shame because Marshmallow could’ve been a real breath of life for this phone. Don’t expect yourself to be surprised with updates either.

No word on pricing and availability are out yet but GSMArena quotes the similar J1 Nxt to retail in Bangladesh for $88, and though that one comes with 1 GB of RAM, don’t expect a worldly difference in pricing between the two.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Specifications:

  • Display: 4” with 480 x 800 resolution
  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz quad-core
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop with Touchwiz UI customization
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G; Dual-Sim
  • Display:
    • RAM: 768 MB
    • Internal: TBA
  • Card slot: TBA
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 MP CMOS
    • Secondary: VGA
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Battery: 1500 mAh with 29 hours audio, 8 hours browsing and 7 hours talk time
  • Price: Around $90