The successor to the Samsung Galaxy J1 has purportedly been photographed and otherwise specced though. Called as Galaxy J1 (2016) and also given a number SM-J120F, has been surfaced on live images into the Web. It seems that Samsung is not only coming with a full refresh but purely focusing on its Galaxy A series with all-metal frame and body. As we are going to see upgraded versions of Galaxy A3 2016, A5 and A7 and the new Galaxy A9 2016 phablet recently been unveiled. Although it is not so surprising that attention is being turned to the lower-end of the segment, it’s a ‘J’ for today.
Live images of the 2016 Galaxy J1 reveals the boot logo, Samsung’s signature Home button below the display along the capacitive touch buttons on both the sides, removable battery, dual SIM card slots and the model number as well.
Specifications also emerged, suggesting that the Galaxy J1 (2016) to come with a 4.5-inch display of 480X800 pixels, an Exynos 3457 SoC with Mali-720 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and ship with Android 5.1.1. With 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing shooter, the device will support 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS and has an 8GB of internal storage which is further expandable via microSD card. It will not have an embedded fingerprint sensor, and will have a new design.
The device was actually imported into India for about Rs 6,660 for testing in October and according to Zauba listing, we can only expect the official launch next month or in Q1 2016 alongside Galaxy S7.