Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100) specifications leak, pointing towards new entry-level smartphone line

Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100) specifications leak, pointing towards new entry-level smartphone line
Ready for another unannounced Samsung smartphone lineup? After the release of the Galaxy A series, the leaked specs of the Galaxy E, and the canned Galaxy U devices comes the new Galaxy J series, which seems to be the budget-oriented line in Samsung's new family tree. First to rear its head is the Galaxy J1 (SM-J100), which has a 4.3-inch WVGA (480x800) TFT LCD screen, a 64-bit quad-core Marvell PXDA1908 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP main camera, a 2MP front cam, 4GB of expandable storage, and a battery with 1850mAh capacity.

Although high performance is obviously not a priority here, the J1 will have LTE connectivity. However, it will have to settle for Android 4.4 KitKat instead of Android 5.0. But, judging by the spec sheet, this is a peppy low-end device. If Samsung doesn't make the mistakes of sticking a poor quality display, a fixed-focus camera, and an unjustified price tag in/on it, this little phone will fly.

By the way, it seems Samsung really is simplifying its smartphone lineup for 2015, as promised. Instead of Galaxy Core, Mega, Zoom, Young, Epic and the like, we're getting neat and tidy alphabet letters - just like with the Galaxy S5. Less devices and a more focused catalog is a welcome move by the company whose strategy of frantically producing overly similar devices mostly led to unsold stock and customer confusion.



1. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Marcell, Spreadtrum etc. etc. Where do you find these crappy processors Samsung?? Do you want the poor to suffer from your laggy products employing these crappy processors??

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's not Marcell, LOL!!!! It's Marvell.

8. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Sorry, typo'd the CPU.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If OEMS like Samsung and a few others never used these processors. Then the other platforms like iOS, WP, Blackberry would never use those processors at all, let alone even get a chance. Its only because Android is agnostic that it can use any CPU known to man. So I applaud Samsung or any other OEM for using these processors. The other thing you completely forgot is that this is a 64 bit processor.

4. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

marvell processor is extremely crappy on galaxy tab 3 lite. its as laggy as the galaxy y

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I heard that samsung is going to cut their current portfolio of smart phones by 30% but it seems like they are going to increase by 30%

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Finally!!! A non single core CPU, HVGA/QVGA display, 512mb RAM and 2mp/3mp camera low-end phone from Samsung. But a SD410 would be better, since it's pretty cheap and more reliable.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

What an awful device. How can Samsung expect to meet people ever growing expectation with such a low end spec device especially in 2015? Even XiaoMi has problem moving their RedMi 1S stock now and people are primarily aiming at RedMi Note or nothing. RedMi 1S spec is still better than Galaxy J1. Foolish Samsung.

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

l think this phone would be even cheaper than Redmi 1S, probably a successor to Galaxy Star line.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Joey_sfb the only really low aspects are the screen and 5mp camera. As far as the CPU is concerned, it is a 64 bit CPU that the world has not seen or used yet. What also matters is the speed of the ram, and for low end it does come with 1gb of ram. Also you are comparing the redmi 1s which is using a low end Snapdragon 400 CPU. The redmi 1s has a 720p display and a 8mp camera which are both better then Samsung's. It will be interesting to see how Samsung will price this device. It could sink or swim depending on its price. BTW the redmi 1s is still on jelly bean 4.3.

9. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

At least give it 200 SoC u damn samsung -_-

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Snapdragon 200 or even the 400 CPUs are 32 bit CPUs. The processor used in this device is a 64 bit CPU that has not been used before. So since this is a 64bit CPU. I would be willing to try it out. They should have used lollipop instead.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

At the low price range I will go with Android One devices. At least there is Google directly supporting the software update.

10. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Why 4.4? Tone down TouchWiz and make it the latest and greatest version of Android. Damn Samsung, learn with Motorola.

15. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol, motorolla sank and it cost google more than google benefited from it .. they sold it .. I agree with the 4.4 part it should be 5.0 and they've toned down touchwiz on their low end devices by the way .. and again I agree with the stock android part for the low end but motorolla man come on

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Junk pedistaled by a fan boy. Never would've figured...

20. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Lol, what's with you l*ser stalking my comments? b*tthurt? sociaal issues? or simply a new hater joining the list? well, judging by your profile picture (which seems to come from " shutter island ") your style of writing, i can tell .. all 3, and hey add the mental part to it too.

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

i see samsung is covering all the letters and alphabets with its line of a phones

16. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

J is for junk

19. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014


21. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Samsung should stick with Tizen for entry level phones.

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