Samsung J1 price leaked by Russian e-tailer

Samsung J1 price leaked by Russian e-tailer
Back in December, we first caught wind of a new Samsung J line, which has so far failed to put anything in the hands of consumers. This is about to change soon, however, for a Russian e-tailer has already spilled the beans on the J1 – the only device in the new series that we know of so far – and Hi-Tech first spotted the detail-rich listing.

If you have been paying attention, you'll know that we've already had our first look at the Samsung J1's design, and its specs are also known – we're looking at an entry level device with a 4.3-inch, 480 x 800 pixel resolution display (217 ppi), a 64-bit, quad-core Marvell PXA1908 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and a 5MP/2MP camera combo. The device will be powered by Android 4.4 KitKat on the software side, and a 1,850 mAh battery on the hardware one. The J1 will come in both an LTE and non-LTE flavors, and the two models will further split into single/dual SIM variants. 

But while specs and design were known variables, this is actually the first time we're looking at a concrete (and believable) price tag and launch date. According to the new info, Samsung will release the J1 in just a few days from now – on January 23rd – and ask for 10,990 Russian rubles for it. At current (not exactly steady) conversion rates, this would equal a $171 equivalent. 



1. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Samsung needs to make more phones to cover all price range in differences of $10 (i.e 171, 181, 191.... and so on).

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Are you crazy? I guess you want to watch the whole world burn on fire.

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Equal and worse specs than Moto g 2014, same price, runs 4.4 while Moto rocks 5.0 and soon 5.0.2. Good joke sammy.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its far from equal. Moto G has an HD and bigger display, a 8MP camera on the back and 2000 mAh against 1810 on this. Clearly, Moto G is a way better phone. Also since Moto G has a big user base Motorola has and will continue to provide updates. I really doubt if this phone will ever see Android L.

5. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Almost 80% of articles are about Samsung cell phones. No wonder it's number one in the world.

7. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

what up asian justin bieber

8. Cyagocaliz unregistered

I would choose Xperia E1 over this toy!

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