Samsung had launched its budget smartphone Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) back in January this year. The device is available in the US with carriers like Boost and Virgin Mobile, but the device is yet not available with the USA’s biggest carrier AT&T. However, this is going to change soon.

According to @evleaks, Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) will be soon made available with AT&T. The pricing and availability are yet unknown, but an early April (possibly April 1st) release is expected. It is also not confirmed whether the AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) will have the same specs as the standard model or not, but it will for sure come loaded with a lot of bloatware, so brace yourselves for that.


The Samsung Galaxy J1 is powered by a modest 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor along with Mali-T720 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The device offers inbuilt storage of 8 GB which can be further expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. It features a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 800X480 pixels and packs a decent battery of 2,050 mAh.

The device sports a 5 MP rear shooter with LED flash and a 2 MP secondary camera for selfies and video chat. The good news is that the device supports 4G LTE along with other popular connectivity options like Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with AGPS. The device ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS right out of the box, but we don’t see an Android Marshmallow update at least in the near future.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) offers modest specs at an affordable price and should be a good buy for anyone looking for a 4G enabled phone with bare functions or for someone in need of a secondary phone. So do consider it, if you have a tight budget.


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