Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini details leaked: 4.3-inch entry-level expected

Samsung only released the original Galaxy J1, a budget-friendly model far from its typical flagship phones, earlier this year, but it appears the Korean company is working on a new "Mini" variant. Several leaks popping up in different databases have indicated that a SM-J105F model is on the way from Samsung, a model number that is very close the original Galaxy J1's SM-J100F.

The first set of details on the Galaxy J1 Mini comes from the GFXBench database. The specs include a 480 x 800 4.3-inch display, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. Cameras come in the form of 5-megapixels on the rear, with a VGA shooter on the front side. These specs are nearly identical to the standard Galaxy J1, and indicate the Mini will be another entry-level device, expected to ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Another leak comes from online import/export tracker Zauba, which has identified a SM-J105F from Samsung as being sent to India for testing. Zauba, however, lists the device with a 4-inch screen, differing from GFXBench.

One final detail includes a line of code from the Spreadtrum website, stating that the SM-J105F is also known as the J1 Mini. This at least confirms that the device is real and in development. There's no word on when the phone might hit the market, but with its entry-level specs it's safe to predict it will be priced around $100, and it's likely to be Samsung's latest entry into developing markets.

SOURCE Phonearena