The leaked pictures show Samsung’s upcoming low-end phone from every angle.
Samsung has been rumored to be working on introducing the Galaxy J series of low-end smartphones, with the Galaxy J1 to be the first device in the new lineup. Details on the specifications of the Galaxy J1 surfaced online late last year, and we can now look at the device in the flesh, thanks to pictures of the device posted by SamMobile.
As expected, the Galaxy J1 is very similar in design to existing Galaxy smartphones, suggesting Samsung is still not ready to try out a new look for its phones (though that should change with the Galaxy S6). The images reveal a pair of 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel primary and front cameras with features like Palm Selfie for easier selfie shots; SamMobile suggests the 3G-only variant of the phone will come with a VGA camera on the front, while the 2-megapixel unit will be exclusive to the LTE variant.
Other specs of the Galaxy J1 include a 64-bit Marvell PXA1908 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch WVGA a 1,850mAh battery, dual SIM slots, and LTE connectivity. The phone will run on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, with the leaked images confirming features like Ultra Power Saving Mode, which are usually found on Samsung’s high-end handsets.
There’s no official date for the Galaxy J1’s announcement, but the January 14 date in one of the pictures suggest an official unveiling could take place as soon as this week.