Samsung Scrapes Bottom Of Barrel With 64-bit, 4.3-Inch Galaxy J1

After failing to sell a trillion Galaxy S5 handsets, or whatever number Samsung had in mind, the South Korean electronics company will try its hand at the complete opposite end of the spectrum. It's at that other end where you'll find the Galaxy J1 (SM-J100), an entry-level smartphone that follows Samsung's recent single letter naming convention.

We already have the Galaxy A series (Galaxy A7) and Galaxy E line (Galaxy E5 and E7), and now we're getting the Galaxy J series, starting with the J1. Being an entry level device, the specs aren't likely to dazzle anyone, so this will really come down to pricing, availability, and potentially the feature-set.

Samsung Galaxy J1

Still, we can't ignore the specs, and in this case the Galaxy J1 will reportedly land on planet Earth with a 4.3-inch TFT display in tow with a WVGA (800x480) resolution (we're still crossing our fingers for an AMOLED panel).

Other hardware and features include a 64-bit Marvell PXA1908 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage supplemented with a microSD card slot, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

There will be four different versions of the Galaxy J1, including single-SIM LTE, dual-SIM LTE, single SIM 3G, and dual-SIM 3G. The 3G versions will trade the 2-megapixel front-facing camera for a VGA one.

The Galaxy J1 could launch as early as this week, though no concrete timeline has been given. Also no word on price just yet.