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. 

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