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

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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?


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

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posted on 29 Nov 2016, 21:43 5

1. dmitrilp_ (Posts: 330; Member since: 12 Sep 2016)


Is a nice phone, for a teen christmas gift.

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 22:01 1

3. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 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.

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 22:38

5. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 308; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


and sext....

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 22:52

6. kiko007 (Posts: 5188; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Pervert.....

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 23:08 9

8. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 308; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


No I'm a realist.

That's what kids do these days, educate yourself.

posted on 30 Nov 2016, 13:13 1

21. skips (Posts: 221; Member since: 04 Oct 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

posted on 30 Nov 2016, 04:53

17. aksa123 (Posts: 341; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Then why not feature phone?

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 21:51 6

2. kiko007 (Posts: 5188; Member since: 17 Feb 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.

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 22:33

4. FlySheikh (Posts: 414; Member since: 02 Oct 2015)


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

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 23:00 3

7. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 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.

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 23:11 3

10. hwb01 (Posts: 355; Member since: 17 Apr 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

posted on 30 Nov 2016, 00:06

14. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Yeah I have heard them say that to.

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 23:09 1

9. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 308; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Another day another Samsung phone announced :P

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 23:26

11. JcHnd (Posts: 174; Member since: 30 Apr 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!

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 23:34

13. phonehome (Posts: 811; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 29 Nov 2016, 23:31 1

12. phonehome (Posts: 811; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 30 Nov 2016, 01:05 2

15. Subie (Posts: 1318; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


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

posted on 30 Nov 2016, 02:28 4

16. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


they should team up with LG and make galaxy optimus prime

posted on 30 Nov 2016, 07:52

18. BlueVisionist (Posts: 13; Member since: 07 Nov 2016)


lol..

posted on 30 Nov 2016, 10:00

20. Subie (Posts: 1318; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Nice :)

posted on 30 Nov 2016, 08:02

19. fonelover (Posts: 249; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Funniest naming of all time.

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