News by Luke Jones on Friday December 19, 2014.
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Samsung's new strategy does not seem to include releasing fewer smartphones as the Korean company has another handset in the works. We've had the Galaxy A series (launched), the Galaxy E (coming), and the Galaxy U (cancelled), so how does the Galaxy J sound? Well, we are going to find out soon enough as the Korean company is prepping such a device that is showing up at the moment with the model number SM-J100.The Galaxy J1 has a 4.3-inch WVGA (480x800) TFT LCD display, a 64-bit quad-core Marvell PXDA1908 processor with a clock speed of 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front lens, 4GB of expandable storage, and a battery with 1850mAh. This is quite clearly a handset or range that Samsung is aiming firmly for the entry level, clearly in a hope to fend off the growing strength of Xiaomi in China and other manufacturers in wider emerging markets. Interestingly, the Galaxy J1 does run with LTE connectivity, although it is set back on Android 4.4 KitKat (will it ever get Android 5.0 Lollipop). Samsung has been missing this kind of low end smartphone, and if the company can keep its recent superior design then this could be a winner. I hope Sammy doesn't spoil the party by making this too pricey. It will be interesting to see whether Samsung's recently leaked (an indeed launched) output is part of the streamlining smartphone strategy or whether the company is up to its usual tricks. Hopefully these new ranges will replace the maze of current devices like the Galaxy Core, Zoom, and Mega et al.
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