After having leaked via official press renders a few days back, the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) has now been spotted in public. Apparently it seems that Samsung has stealthily launched the new budget J series smartphone in Dubai.
The Samsung J1 (2016) was spotted on sale in a Jumbo Electronics Showroom in Dubai at a price of AED 499 which is roughly Rs 9,000. The image of the alleged device shared by a GSMArena readers confirms the specs of the Galaxy J1 (2016) smartphone.
As seen in the image the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) sports a 4.5 inch WVGA (800x480p) Super AMOLED display upfront and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core SoC. Previous reports have referred to this chip as the Exynos 3475 SoC. Besides that the Galaxy J1 comes with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. Just to recall the predecessor of the Galaxy J1 (2016) ran on a 1.2GHz dual core SoC with Android KitKat on top.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) however retain the same cameras from its previous generation - 5MP rear with LED flash and 2MP front. Apart from these, the budget J series device from Samsung comes with 8GB of internal storage with room for memory expansion via MicroSD card slot. Furthermore the 4G LTE supported smartphone is powered by a 2050mAH battery.
Expect Samsung an official launch from Samsung soon. The Korean electronics giant may also bring this smartphone to more markets including India subsequently.