Samsung silently revealed its 2016’s entry level Galaxy J1 smartphone in January. The company is now releasing the phone in Pakistani market. Though the new iteration definitely comes with some improvements however, the price reduction compromises cannot be ignored either.
Features of Samsung J1 2016
To start off, the screen size has been increased to 4.5 inches, up from 4.3 in last year’s model. Resolution remains the same at 800×480. With the screen size, the pixel density dropped a bit. However, Samsung is now using a Super AMOLED panel in the J1, making up for the lack of pixels with improved contrast and saturated colors.
Not much different from the rest of the Galaxy J family, the J1 retains a similar plain plastic build. The only design change comes in the shape of the front glass, which no longer covers the whole façade.
Samsung’s own Exynos processor powers the device along with 1GB of RAM. It’s an upgrade over the predecessor J1 devices which came with either 512MB or 768MB of RAM. The built-in storage has been doubled to 8GB, still maintaining support for microSD cards.
Cameras remain the same. It can shoot at 5MP via the rear camera and 2MP when using the front camera. Battery has been increased to 2,050 mAh battery.
Along with the release, Samsung has teamed up with Zong to provide 6 months of free 4G internet to all buyers. The phone will be of the DUOS (Dual SIM) variety. Samsung promises free Accidental Coverage for the J1 (2016) model as well.
Galaxy J1 (2016) is priced at Rs. 16,999 and will come in Black, White and Gold color options.
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Specifications
- CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
- GPU: Mali-T720
- Chipset: Samsung Exynos 3475
- OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G Dual-SIM
- Display: 4.5” with 800×480 resolution (234 PPI)
- RAM: 1 GB RAM
- Internal: 8GB
- Card slot: microSD up to 128GB
- Primary: 5MP with HD video, HDR and LED Flash
- Secondary: 2MP
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi, FM Radio
- Battery: 2,050 mAh
- Colours: White, Black and Gold
- Price: Rs. 16,999