Leaked images of the dirt-cheap Samsung Galaxy J1 indicate an imminent Verizon launch

While Samsung has finally put a stop to the smartphone release craze — which warranted dozens upon dozens of marginally different handsets for every region in past years — it still has a few gadgets up its sleeve. Sure, most of our attention has been fixed on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, or even the new mid-range A series, yet we can't fail to acknowledge another new member of the family: the Galaxy J1.

This dirt-cheap Samsung device ($135 in Europe, $115 in India) is nothing worth holding your breath for, as it features some pretty low-end hardware, including a 4.3-inch, 480 x 800 resolution display, a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor, measly 512MB of RAM, and a 5-megapixel/2-megapixel camera combo. The Galaxy J1 won't stay limited to just Europe and Asia, though, for a duo of Verizon-branded images of the handset, obtained by TechnoBuffalo through an anonymous source, have come to light.

As you can imagine, the typical Verizon logo has been plastered over the back of the device, some distance above another Galaxy J logo. As you can see for yourself, the logo also indicates that the US version of the J1 will feature 4G connectivity, unlike its Eastern counterpart. The two SIM slots will also likely be reduced to just one, though we have no explicit proof of this right now. It's also interesting to note that Samsung seems to be going for a new branding strategy whereby all its devices will have their name prominently displayed on their rear. 

It's currently unclear when (or if) Verizon will launch the low-end handset, nor do we have any clue about pricing. In any case, so long as it isn't pitched to consumers with a wildly different price tag, it's probably fair to say that competitors like the Motorola Moto E and Moto G will have a field day.

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Galaxy J1
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 4GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Dirt cheap device, too expensive for the price


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You can get the HTC Desire 816 for just a little more. It has a 5.5 inch 720p display, quadcore processor, 13 mp camera on the back, 5 mp on the front, front facing speakers, and now has 5.0 lollipop. Samsung needs to try again.

12. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Youre so right

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

This can be considered as a shit phone. Just too expensive, you can get a better phone with 1GB RAM for that price.

3. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

You know what $110 gets you in India?? A Xiaomi Redmi 2, yea!!! f*cking snapdragon 410, 1Gb ram and a 4.7inch 720p display. no one's going for this carp!!!

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

512MB RAM even on an entry level phone is just unacceptable in 2015.

5. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Costs $198 outright in Australia. Wow.

7. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

4 words only "Go F**k Yourself Shamesung"

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

better than iPhone4S, but still suck.. it look like they scrap any usable old component from their warehouse to create this phone (left-over from the last 3years? ) they should give $75 pricetag for this junk

11. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

you're literally an idiot. 4 years later- the 4s is still running smoother than your last years android "flagships" you obviously just said that to get thumbs up

9. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Come on Samsung don't go down Apple's road. You have way too much respect for that.

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

When will Samsung stop making phones with 512 MB RAM? They need to really step up their game in $100-200 range.

13. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Sh*tsung are ya serious????? For this price? 512 ram??? 480*800 display?

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