Samsung is the leading global seller of smartphones, and it even gets better when it comes to mid-range smartphones.
The New Year is almost here, and it seems Samsung won’t be stopping to celebrate the year, but instead, the company is busy working on rolling out new devices in the handset world. The Galaxy A series made its debut this year, and news of follow-ups to this device have been dominating the web in recent times, with leaks of Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 already out on major tech sites. Samsung has already announced the bigger Galaxy A9; however, attention has now started turning to the lower end market, this time, the Galaxy J series.
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016), as you can see, is an edition expected to be released this coming year 2016. The phone will come with the product code SM-J120F and a screen size of 4.5 inches. The screen will manage a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, which pushes deeper into the lower-end of the spectrum. However, Samsung has opted for an in-house Exynos 3457 chipset and a Mali-720 GPU. The phone will be supported by a RAM of 1GB, and it will be powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
We don’t expect Samsung to go all the way and install an AMOLED screen on this low-end device. Instead, the Galaxy J1 (2016) will sport an LCD screen. Even though there is a new design looming, don’t expect fancy features such as back-lit capacitive buttons or even an embedded fingerprint reader.
As far as the camera matters are concerned, the J1 (2016) will be equipped with a rear snapper of 5MP and a front snapper of 2MP, which are typical for such a phone. In fact, these are the same camera specs you get for this year’s Galaxy J1 model, an indicator that the South Korean OEM might be pondering on using the same modules used in the current version.
Galaxy J1 2016 to compete with the likes of Moto E, Moto G, and other budget phones
As mentioned earlier, this device is a low-end smartphone, something that is also justified by the specs sheet of the J1. When compared to the original J1 series, there is an improved display size from 4.3 inches to 4.5 inches; however, there is no change in the screen resolution. There is better RAM, coming from 512MB to 1GB. The new chip and GPU are also much better than what was used in the previous model, all of which make the 2016 model a bit superior to the 2015 version.
On the contrary, a phone like the 2015 version of the Moto E brings more to the table when it comes to display. It sports a 4.5-inch screen, but the resolution stands at 540 by 960 pixels, which renders a slightly sharper display as opposed to J1 2016. However, this is with the expectation that Samsung will price the Galaxy J1 2016 in the same park as the Moto E.
The original version was released at about $115, if the 2016 model happens to be a little costlier than this version, the price might push to territories that are dominated by the Moto E LTE and Moto G, just to mention but a few. Today, there are more than enough budget smartphones users can choose from,and if Samsung is to win this race come 2016, the Galaxy J1 (2016) will have to come in with a very competitive price that will lure customers to it.
While we expect the Galaxy J1 2016 to be introduced early 2016, the features mentioned above are heavily based on rumors. Samsung has yet to confirm these reports.