Overshadowed by the launch of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge is the silent introduction of the Galaxy J1 and J1 mini. The 2 super cheap phones from Samsung offer nothing new and build on a familiar design of good enough phone and low-end specs. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The J1 mini phone is aimed at emerging markets where people are extremely budget conscious. For this specific reason, Samsung is pricing the phone around $90. But you get what you pay for. This phone is a step down from the Galaxy J1. Hence the name Galaxy J1 mini.
The phone comes with a 4-inch screen with a paltry resolution of 480×800. The display is a TFT panel. The RAM capacity is at 768 MB which is a bit disappointing yet fair for the asking price. Samsung has actually fitted the phone with a quad core CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz and Android 5.1. Rated Battery life will get you through the day with moderate usage and has a capacity of 1500 mah.
There is nothing special with the camera. The modules are a 5 MP CMOS sensor in the back and VGA shooter in the front. The device is 3G only and has no support for the latest and greatest LTE connections.
The J1(2016) is slightly powerful with a 4.5 inch AMOLED display and a 1.3 GHz processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. This is a dual sim device and unlike the J1 mini, it supports 4G connections.
This phones will release in markets such as Bangladesh, Russia and Philippine. The exact date of availability is unknown