Samsung is apparently working on a super cheap Android smartphone for the masses, dubbed the Galaxy J1 mini. As the name suggests, the Galaxy J1 mini will be a cheaper variant of the Galaxy J1.
According to a GFXBench listing, the Galaxy J1 mini will sport a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 resolution display, Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage. The smartphone will also offer a 5MP camera at the back, and a VGA camera on the front for taking selfies and video calls. On the software front we’re looking at Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, with the TouchWiz UX expected to be running on top.
The smartphone has also been spotted on Indian import tracking portal Zauba, where the per unit price of the smartphone has been revealed to be about $50. The portal also lists the screen size to be 4.0-inches, which does seem to make more sense given the fact that the J1 packs a 4.3-inch sized display and a ‘mini’ variant would of course not feature a display of the exact same size.