In July 2015, Samsung had launched two camera-centric smartphones Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 with front-facing LED flash. Last week the company had also unveiled a new device named Galaxy J3 in China. While everything looks similar, a new device was shown up on GeekBench with the model number SM-J105F and will be called as ‘Galaxy J1 Mini.’
As per the GeekBench listing, it comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA (800×480) display while the Zauba listing shows the device to feature a 4-inch screen size. The Galaxy J1 Mini will be powered by the Spreadtrum SC88330 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It has a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot.
On the camera front, it has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and fixed focus, and a VGA front-facing camera. We don’ expect 4G LTE support on this device and connectivity options will be 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. With all these basic specification, the device could be priced around $100 (approx Rs. 6,700).
It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with customised TouchWiz UI on top of it. In India, there are better alternatives for this device like Redmi 2 Prime and YU Yuphoria which offers way better specifications in all departments. If you are looking for Samsung device, then Galaxy On5 and Tizen-powered Samsung Z3 can be recommended but with slightly higher price tag. Stay tuned for more updates.