In November last year, we had exclusively covered about two new affordable Samsung smartphones named Galaxy J1 4G and Galaxy J2 Ace. Today, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J1 4G in the Indian market for Rs. 6,890. At that time, we mentioned the device to cost Rs. 6,800 which is almost similar to the official pricing. However, there is no information about the availability of the other device, Galaxy J2 Ace. With such a lower price tag, the device comes with a polycarbonate shell and packs basic entry-level specification. But, there are few other smartphones from Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Coolpad, which packs much better specifications at the similar price range.
Talking about the Galaxy J1 4G, it sports a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution. Even though the device packs AMOLED panel, the lower resolution might not bring out much difference. Under the hood is the Spreadtrum SC7727SE quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and coupled with Mali 400 GPU. The Galaxy J1 4G packs 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable upto 128GB with the provided MicroSD card slot. The device comes with dual SIM dual standby support and offers 4G VoLTE out of the box. With the announcement of Jio 4G, almost all the manufacturers are offering VoLTE connectivity with their devices.
Talking about the cameras, there is a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a f/2.2 aperture that can record videos at HD resolution. For selfies, it includes 2MP selfie camera with the same f/2.2 aperture. The Galaxy J1 4G is kept powered in by a 2,050mAh removable battery that is rated to give 12 hours of 3G talk time and 39 hours audio playback. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with customized TouchWiz UI on top. The device measures 132.6 x 69.3 x 8.9 mm and weighs 131 grams. Connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm Audio port, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. As seen with the other budget Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy J1 4G also includes Ultra data saving mode (UDS), S Bike mode, and S Power Planning feature.
It will be available in Gold, Black, and White color options. Since the Galaxy J1 4G is now launched, we also expect the Galaxy J2 Ace to be made available in the coming weeks. Compared to Galaxy J1 4G, the Galaxy J2 Ace sports slightly better specifications but comes with TFT display panel. It sports a 5-inch qHD display and includes 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. We expect both the devices to use the same Spreadtrum quad-core processor. It sports an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, and both the cameras are assisted by LED flash. The Galaxy J2 Ace also features a larger 2,600mAh battery when compared with Galaxy J1 4G. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with the same connectivity options as on the Galaxy J1 4G.