As of today, the Galaxy J1 - model number SM-J100H - is presented on Samsung Malaysia's website, so we assume it's going to be soon released in the region. Previously, we reported that the J1 would be powered by a 64-bit quad-core Marvell processor, but the official specs sheet contradicts this, listing a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor of unknown make instead.
The J1 is an entry-level smartphone with a 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display, dual SIM capabilities, and Android 4.4 KitKat on board. It's got a 5 MP camera with LED flash on the back, and a 2 MP snapper on the front (this one's helped by a Palm Selfie function that detects movement and lets you take selfies using hand gestures).
The new Galaxy offers 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 1850 mAh removable battery that should be able to provide a talk time of up to 10 hours. Ultra Power Saving mode is also available. Weighing 122 grams and measuring 129 x 68.2 x 8.9 mm, the Galaxy J1 comes in three color versions: blue, black, and white.
The lack of a press release (or anything like that) regarding the Galaxy J1 may suggest that Samsung doesn't intend to launch the handset in too many markets - though we know that, besides Malaysia, it should be released in Russia. We assume we'll find out more about this pretty soon.