Samsung is not focusing just on the high-end market, as a fresh leak shows us the Galaxy J1 2016 edition along with key specs. The Galaxy S7's release may be the hottest topic in the tech world, but the affordable Galaxy J1 successor, simply called Galaxy J1 (2016), is making its presence felt in the affordable mobile segment.
Following its approval from the FCC over a month ago, the Galaxy J1 2016 edition has been spotted online in its full glory. A Vietnamese website shared the first live images of the Galaxy J1 successor along with a few key details about the handset.
According to the report, the Galaxy J1 2016 will sport a bigger 4.5-inch screen compared to the Galaxy J1's 4.3-inch screen with the same 480x800 pixel resolution. The unannounced handset will also be powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3457 chipset with Mali 720 GPU and 1GB RAM, which is twice the RAM size of the original Galaxy J1, Tech First Post reported. The handset will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
A separate report from GSM Arena, citing a GFXBench listing, said the Galaxy J1 2016 will have 4GB storage and a 5MP primary camera with a 2MP front-snapper.
In the leaked images, the Galaxy J1 2016 appears to have slimmer bezels and the usual capacitive touch buttons for multitasking, along with a physical home button at the bottom of the display. One of the images also shows dual SIM slots under the removable battery and a microSD card slot next to the camera module.
Galaxy J1 - 2016 / SM-J120F / 4.5inch Display (480x800 pixel)/ Exynos 3457/ GPU Mali-720/RAM1GB/ Android 5.1.1 pic.twitter.com/fKttqA9RIR
— S_leak (@sleaknow) December 28, 2015
It is unclear what size battery the new Galaxy J1 will sport, but the original J1 model featured a 1,850mAh unit. The product was spotted earlier on Zauba with a price tag of Rs 6,686. The handset's release date continues to be a mystery.