News by Luke Jones on Thursday February 12, 2015.
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Samsung has launched its latest smartphone, the budget minded entry level Galaxy J1. However, while the new handset carries a modest price tag, the Galaxy J1 has come in for criticism early in its life for being too expensive.The Galaxy J1 has launched in India and costs $112, not a bad price per say, but one that has got customers in a rage. The Amazon India page for the handset is filled with comments about people complaining that the price is too high. While $112 is not a high cost, there are many Android entry level devices with similar or better specs than the J1 that are much more affordable. The Galaxy J1 comes with a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4.3-inch PLS screen with 480p resolution, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, 5 megapixel rear lens and a 2 megapixel front facer. Other specs include a dual SIM, an 1850 mAh juicer, and Power Saving Mode. Actually, those disgruntled Indian consumers have a point as there are numerous sub $100 Android smartphones available with 1GB of RAM, 720p screens, and better batteries. Samsung has oft been criticised of charging more for less specs, something that company said would stop... evidently not. The Galaxy J1 then is just for those who want a Samsung name on their handset.
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