If you’re in the market for a cheap but functional handset, you might be interested to learn that Samsung could be launching a new version of its Galaxy J1 handset. For those who forgot, back in 2015 Samsung launched the Galaxy J1. The handset wasn’t the most impressive, but it was good enough for your average user.
That being said, it looks like Samsung could be back with a successor, thanks to a recent leak by @evleaks who has tweeted a bunch of press renders that show off the alleged handset. Now right off the bat, it might look like Samsung has not changed much in terms of design, and that might be true.
However what’s obvious is that in these designs, Samsung is keeping the black front, while changing the back and borders. It does look rather odd but it does help the device “pop” a little. It also makes it look like the device is in a case. In terms of specs, the rumors claim that the phone will sport a 4.5-inch display with an 800×480 resolution, making it slightly bigger than its predecessor’s 4.3-inch screen.
Under the hood, a Samsung Exynos 3457 chipset (which has yet to be officially announced) is said to be found with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front shooter. It appears that the 2016 version of the Galaxy J1 is still not exactly a powerhouse, but with those specs, we’d reckon it’d be pretty easy on the wallet.