Need a new 4-inch smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is now available in the US

Need a new 4-inch smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is now available in the US
Believe it or not, Samsung's newest smartphone is a 4-inch device. We're talking about the Galaxy J1 Mini Prime (model number J106B), a handset that's now available to buy in the US via Amazon and eBay, despite the fact that Samsung hasn't properly announced it.

Amazon is offering the Galaxy J1 Mini Prime for $89.99, while a top-rated seller on eBay is asking $86.99 for it. In both cases, the phone comes unlocked, with dual SIM support and AT&T 3G compatibility. The handset can also be used on T-Mobile, but only on 2G (don't worry, the magenta carrier isn't phasing out its 2G network before 2020).

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime looks a lot like the 4.5-inch Galaxy J1 (2016) that was released earlier this year, but it's obviously smaller. Its 4-inch TFT screen has a 480 x 800 pixel resolution (for a 233ppi density), being one of the tiniest displays we've seen lately.

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum SC9830 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, and offers just 8 GB of internal memory (thankfully, the phone supports microSD cards). Other features include a VGA front-facing camera, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, 1 GB of RAM, and a 1500 mAh battery.

Clearly, the Galaxy J1 Mini Prime won't impress anyone, but maybe it could do a good job as a compact back-up phone. What do you say?


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sources: Amazon, eBay

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21 Comments

1. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Is a nice phone, for a teen christmas gift.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree It makes a good first phone for a young teen between 12 and 15. Come on all they want to do is text and make calls at that age. Show me you can be responsible and next year you will get a better phone.

5. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

and sext....

6. kiko007

Posts: 7506; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Pervert.....

8. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

No I'm a realist. That's what kids do these days, educate yourself.

21. skips

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

based on what information though? all i see in my school are kids that jump on any internet trend (the bottle flip is a serious issue here) and being up to date with dead memes lmao they are too busy being memers, beating each other up and screaming throughout the corridors. i guess my country is just an exception and yall are f**ked xd

17. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Then why not feature phone?

2. kiko007

Posts: 7506; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yeah no. Screen: Awful Processor: Awful Price: Not too bad Camera: Probably awful Storage: Epically awful Need I go on.....don't get this for your kids people! You'll destroy their faith in tech for eternity..... Samsung's entry level phones are beyond terrible.

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I agree. This is so bad that they're offering them free of charge with an S7edge purchase.

7. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I wasn't brought up spoiled, didn't bring my son up spoiled and giving him the best and my grandkids are not spoiled thinking they have to have $400 to $800 phones. When you show me you are responsible and earn trust with a phone then you get much better. Spoiled kids most of the time are not responsible and know mommy and daddy will get them another one.

10. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I always hear kids say "if my phone breaks, I'll make my parents buy another", when my stuff broke I had to buy it myself, which is bad if you happen to be broke at the time

14. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah I have heard them say that to.

9. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Another day another Samsung phone announced :P

11. JcHnd

Posts: 283; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Sooooo.... i bought my original j1 mini at $45 at a local carrier... they put a flash on the rear camera and the charge almost double for it!? No thanks!

13. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'd gladly pay $45 (or several times that) for anyone that can make a 'frankeniPhone'. By that I mean making the battery user-replaceable, and adding 'native' SD card support.

12. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Removable battery! Yay!!!! Though hard to believe Sansung knows what that is in 2016 (hopefully in 2017). Now let's mention another year. 2006. If this J1 Mini was announced then, all the critics today would be touting this like it almost cures cancer. What a difference a decade makes.

15. Subie

Posts: 2388; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime... What's with Samsung and these ridiculous phone names?

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they should team up with LG and make galaxy optimus prime

18. BlueVisionist

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

lol..

20. Subie

Posts: 2388; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Nice :)

19. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Funniest naming of all time.

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