Samsung Galaxy J1 mini enters the fray as an entry-level handset

Samsung Galaxy J1 mini

The ever so thriving market for entry-level smartphones has just been greeted by the Samsung Galaxy J1 mini handset which has been launched in the Philippines. Although there’s no official price tag attached to it yet, it’s most likely to retail at a sub-$100 cost.

The Galaxy J1 mini is quite similar to the Galaxy J1 Nxt device which was recently released in Bangladesh by Samsung. It seems the only difference that exists between both these devices is that the mini version grants 768MB of RAM, whereas the Nxt variant has opted for 1GB of the same.

All other specifications are unchanged however. We are looking at a 4-inch TFT display which garners a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Inside the handset rests a 1.2GHz quad core CPU sitting atop an unknown chipset. As for the camera setup, the Galaxy J1 mini has adopted a 5MP rear unit and a VGA front snapper.

Here’s a clear look at the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy J1 mini:

– Display: 4-inch TFT, 480 x 800 pixels
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core
– Memory: 768MB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable up to 128GB)
– Cameras: 5MP rear, VGA front
– Battery: 1500mAh
– Dimensions: 121.6 x 63.1 x 10.8mm
– Weight: 120gms
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 3G, USB 2.0, GPS, Glonass, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

Samsung has infused the handset with the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. The phone offers 8 hours of 3G talktime, 7 hours of browsing and 29 hours of audio playback time thanks to the incorporation of a 1500mAh battery pack.

Like we said, the new Samsung Galaxy J1 mini has only been launched in the Philippines for now, and that too without a price or a release date. We’ll have more on it when details regarding its arrival in other nations are out.