AT&T Samsung Galaxy J1(2016) image leaked; smartphone launch imminent?
AT&T Samsung Galaxy J1(2016) image leaked; smartphone launch imminent?Samsung Russia (official)

A promotional image of the U.S.-bound Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) has surface online, hinting that the device will be exclusive to network carrier AT&T.

Popular Twitter spy Evan Blass (@evleaks) has released a press shot of the Galaxy J1 (2016), showing the device's display depicting AT&T carrier brand name on the top-left corner.

The Galaxy J1 (2016) has been already made available in Russia. Now, it looks like Samsung's budget phone is on its way to the U.S. The leaking of a phone's promotional images on the internet usually means the device will be officially launched in a matter of weeks.

Rumour has it the Galaxy J1 (2016) might be priced around $120. It sports a 4.5-inch WVGA (480x800p) super AMOLED display and comes packed with a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, Android Lollipop OS, a 5MP camera, a 2MP snapper on the front and a 2,050mAh battery.

In a related development, Samsung is also reportedly working on another AT&T-exclusive phone dubbed the Galaxy S7 Active. It is apparently a rugged variant of the company's 2016 flagship Galaxy S7.

In addition to water-resistant IP (Ingress Protection) 68 certification, the Galaxy S7 Active is also said to boast a shock-proof and dust-resistant body. It will also be able to survive extreme temperature, humidity and high altitude, and hence will be the perfect companion for adventure aficionados, claims Samsung.

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