While we are all excited about the next Samsung flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the company seems to be preparing an entry-level phone for launch this month. A new Android phone called the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) is possibly the next release from the company. The phone will be a successor to the Galaxy J1 (2015). The new Galaxy J1 (2016) has been spotted in some new renders posted by popular leaker @evleaks on Twitter.

As seen in the images below, the 2016-version Galaxy J1 comes in White, Gold, and Black colors. It carries a very typical Samsung-ish design that makes it hard to differentiate between the J1 and other entry-level Samsung phones. According to the previous rumors, the new Samsung Galaxy J1 features a 4.5-inch display with a very meagre resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Do note that the older Galaxy J1 came with a 4.3-inch screen, so the new phone is slightly larger yet small by the current smartphone standards.

And yes, the display size and resolution is enough to tell us that the 2016 J1 is a low-end Android phone. It is said to be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 3457 quad-core CPU, and if you want a comparison to judge it, this chipset is Samsung’s take on the Snapdragon 410. Apart from this, the new J1 will come with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and a not-so-enough 1GB of RAM.

If you may remember, the older Galaxy J1 (2015) was unveiled in January 2015. Hence it is being said that the new Galaxy J1 (2016) might get launched by the end of this month. The older Galaxy J1 was sold by Verizon and came with prepaid plan, so it is highly likely that the new J1 (2016) will also reach the US soon after its launch. So stay tuned and we’ll keep updating you about this little Galaxy.


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