Samsung’s latest financial results from last quarter indicate that even though profits from the company’s mobile division dipped once again, revenues and the number of smartphone units shipped went up. This is mainly attributable to several factors one of them being increased sales of budget smartphones. Samsung has had no shortage of these with its Galaxy J lineup leading the pack with devices we have used and loved like the Galaxy J5 and J7 and new entry level ones like the Galaxy J1 Ace and the Galaxy J2.
It looks like Samsung is not done yet. The company is keen on capitalizing on the inroads it has made in emerging smartphone markets with its entry-level devices by introducing some more models. Those have included the new Tizen-powered Samsung Z3 and recent leaks point to the Galaxy J1 Mini being the next on the block with a yet-to-be-revealed release date even though we know quite a bit about it already.
The Galaxy J1 Mini is expected to feature a 4.3 inch (480 x 800 pixels) display, a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB onboard storage, a 5-megapixel camera at the back and a VGA snapper on the front in addition to running on the now-dated Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. If you are keen enough then you’ll notice that these specifications mirror those of the old Galaxy J1 and the Galaxy J1 Ace with minor spec bumps as required because the device is likely meant to operate at the same level as the two while still keeping costs reasonable.
The device, model number SM-J105F, is not expected to cost more than $100 when it is made official.