The Galaxy S6 doesn’t have much competition when it comes to being the Samsung Android we’re most looking forward to launching, but it’s far from alone on the list of Samsung smartphones we’re expecting to see announced in the months to come. The manufacturer still needs to go official with the Galaxy A7(following the debut of the A3 and A5 earlier this year), and we’ve also seen signs of some E-series phones. Now there’s what could be the start of another letter-based smartphone family, as we hear about Samsung’s plans for a Galaxy J1 (no, not the old Galaxy J).
Whereas those E models were decent mid-rangers with 720p displays, we’re in serious budget territory with the J1, Samsung’s model SM-J100. Expect a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, a quad-core Marvell ARMADA PXA1908 SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage with the option for microSD expansion. For cameras, the J1 should get a 5MP main shooter with a 2MP front-facer, and this whole package would be fueled by an 1850mAh battery. This source even has some dimensions to share, reporting that the J1 will be 129mm x 68mm x 8.9mm and have a mass of 123 grams.
We also hear that the J1 is being developed with KitKat on board, and it may even launch with that platform, rather than being Lollipop straight out of the box. Right now, though, we don’t have a strong sense of just when Samsung might be intending to introduce the phone, so it’s always possible that its software will mature a little between now and then.