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