Samsung has released a number of new Galaxy series’ lately, beginning with the Galaxy Alpha and the new A range of handsets last year, to the recently unveiled Galaxy E5 and E7. Now Samsung has announced plans for a Galaxy J series of phones, the first of which is the Galaxy J1. Samsung seems to have forgone the usual launch fanfare, but a spec sheet has appeared on Samsung’s Malaysian website.
The Galaxy J1 (SM-J100H) is a purely budget affair, featuring a 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display, 512MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera, and a 1,850 mAh battery. Samsung says that the device can provide up to 10 hours of talk time. The handset also comes with dual-SIM slots, but only supports 3G network connectivity.
Internal storage weighs in at just 4GB, but the phone does come with a microSD card slot for additional space. The SoC is simply listed as a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, so we don’t know the brand or make-up of the chip powering this handset. The Samsung Galaxy J1 weighs 122 grams and measures 129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm.
The Galaxy J1 is unlikely to launch in many regions, but could roll-out to several countries across South East Asia, as well as in Malaysia, in the coming months. Price information has not been confirmed yet, but we do know that the J1 will arrive in blue, black and white color options. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for further launch details.