The Samsung SM-J100F gets caught at GFXBench, totes a 64-bit chipset and mostly entry-level specs

The Samsung SM-J100F gets caught at GFXBench, totes a 64-bit chipset and mostly entry-level specs
Samsung's is reportedly reducing the size of its smartphone portfolio for 2015 by a third so as to boost its sales and re-establish itself as the leader on the smartphone playground. This, however, doesn't mean that the giant doesn't have at least a dozen of devices in the pipeline, most of which will surely see the light of day sometime in 2015.

One of these might be the Samsung SM-J100F, a smartphone that has been caught like a deer in the headlights on GFXBench, where most of its purported specs can be seen. All things considered, we are dealing with a single-SIM entry-level device at best - sporting a 4.8" display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels (resulting in a pixel density of 194ppi), a 64-bit, quad-core Marvell PXA1908 chipset, humming at 1.2GHz, a Vivante GC7000UL GPU to take care of graphics, probably a gigabyte of RAM, and 4GB of native storage. In addition, Samsung has graced the SM-J100F with a duo of 5MP cameras, one at the front and the other at the rear, both of which capable of recording a regular 1080p video clip. Android 4.4.4 KitKat is powering the SM-J100F, most probably with TouchWiz on top.

This is hardly the sole Samsung device that we've recently heard of. The Samsung SM-E500F also got caught in the wild recently, hinting us that the giant might have a whole new low-end device family. What's more, we also got hold of the Boost-bound Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, which cleared the FCC.



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12 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

l hope the price is not higher than $140, since Samsung have the worst low-end line of smartphones (Take an example like Galaxy Pocket 2, Star 2, and Young 2. All of them have a single core CPU, tiny sub-WVGA display, 512mb RAM, terrible camera, etc.)

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

This product line's I think will stand between Trend and Core Hope Samsung eliminate all single-core devices.

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Another fail.When companies like Xiaomi,Gionee etc. are successfully expanding their market,i don't see this succeeding.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

They are still not available in most of the developed world and Samsung has a much better customer service and availability. You also don't know what the price is. So if priced on par with Xiaomi and Gionee anyone would obviously take Samsung or chinese brands.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

*over not or

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Judging by its specs, this is clearly made for emerging markets. Where currently Chinese OEM's are very strong competitors for Samsung. And for the pricing part- Xiaomi's cheapest phone is powered by a much superior CPU/GPU, display, build quality and even the software. They are clearly superior than this galaxy. It's time for Samsung to realise.

3. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

0.6GB of usable RAM, that phone probably has 768MB of total RAM. Not 1GB.

4. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I thought only armv8 supported 64 bit.

7. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The ARMv8 ISA specifies two main operating modes, AArch64 and AArch32, the first mode indeed allows access to 64-bit register banks but that device will run Android 4.4, so the chip will run in 32-bit mode (AArch32).

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Lord, Samsung entry-levels are junk...

11. Palladium

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

(In a meeting room somewhere in Seoul) Samsung exec A: "Our global mobile sales are down significantly, sales in China especially where it dropped a massive 50%. Chinese OEMs are beating the crap out of us in the specs/price war. How do we save ourselves?" Samsung exec B: "We continue to make more s**tty 800x480 s**tty low-end phones!"

12. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

720 P display must a norm for all entry phones now.. why this crap 480*800 ...

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