Samsung has brought out its latest entry-level smartphone in the market, the Galaxy J1 4G (2017), which adds VoLTE support to the last year model. The Galaxy J1 4G (2017) is a part of the company’s continued J series and the company seems to have just tweaked a few features of the 2016 version of the phone.

Just like the earlier version, the Galaxy J1 (2017) has the same screen size (4.5-inch), primary memory (8GB) and 1GB

The 2017 version of the Galaxy J1, however, is powered replaces the Exynos chip in it s predecessor with a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadrum SC7727SE processor, and that’s probably to integrate VoLTE support.

Samsung has also made room for some software enhancements that are a part of its ‘Make for India’ initiative like the S bike mode and S power planning. The company, however, has not yet revealed whether the Galaxy J1 (2017) will run on Android 5.1 (Lollipop), just like the 2016 version, or on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

The Galaxy J1 (2017) further has a 5MP rear camera with Autofocus and LED Flash apart from a 2MP front-facing camera, along with an AMOLED display for a high contrast.The phone is available in three colors – Gold, White and Black and is priced in the market at Rs. 6,890.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) FAQ, Benchmark Scores, and Photo Gallery

Samsung Galaxy J1 Price and Specifications

Model Samsung Galaxy J1 4G (2017)
Display 4.5-Inch, AMOLED
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadrum SC7727SE Processor
Internal Storage 8GB, expandable up to 128GB
Software Android (Version Unspecified)
Primary Camera 5MP (main), Auto Focus, LED Flash
Secondary Camera 2MP selfie camera
Dimensions and Weight  132.6×69.3×8.9mm and 131 Grams
Battery 2050mAh
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, USB 2.0, 3.5mm
Price Rs. 6,890/-


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