Samsung has secretly announced a low-end device, the Galaxy J1 Mini, in Philippines. The same smartphone was launched in Bangladesh with a different name – Galaxy J1 Nxt – at just $88 (around Rs 5,900). Reports claiming that it will be released in regions other than Bangladesh as the Galaxy J1 Mini appear to be true as it has been spotted on the official Samsung Philippines website.
The South Korean technology giant hasn't revealed the release date of the low-cost smartphone, but it should be made available in the next few days. The device should come with a price tag of $88 as seen in Bangladesh and it is still not known when it will be released in other markets.
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini sports a 4-inch TFT WVGA display with 480x800 pixels, measures 121.6 x 63.1 x 10.8 mm in dimension and weighs 120 g. Under the hood, it has a quad-core processor clocking at 1.2GHz, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, an 8GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, a 0.75GB RAM, a 5MP main camera (without LED flash), a VGA front-snapper and a 1,500mAh battery.
In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports dual SIM, USB 2.0, GPS, Glonass, Earjack 3.5mm Stereo, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, Smart Switch (PC version), 3G UMTS and 2G GSM.
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini has been listed only in Philippines at the moment and currently available in Bangladesh with a different name. It is not known when Samsung will make this low-cost smartphone available in other countries, especially in the emerging and price-conscious markets.