Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) might be coming to the U.S. via the wireless carrier AT&T. The budget phone was launched in Russia a few days ago, but its availability in the country has not been confirmed just yet.
Of course, the launching of Galaxy J1 (2016) in Russia doesn’t mean that the device will only sell in this European region. Just like last year’s version, this phone is expected to reach other markets in the coming days, but there is no specific list of countries to which Samsung is shipping the phone first.
After launching the phone in Russia, many expected that Samsung will head to the United States with this budget phone. As it seems, this is going to materialize with current indicators pointing towards a partnership with AT&T.
If the latest reports remain true, Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) will soon be available in the United States via AT&T. This is according to a leaked render of the phone that comes with the branding of this giant American carrier. This, however, doesn’t confirm that the phone will indeed come to the country via the carrier since there is no confirmation from either Samsung or AT&T. In addition, nothing has been detailed about the possible pricing of the phone in the country, but you can rest assured that it is a budget phone.
The leaker of this information, @evleaks, had very little to say about the render with respect to the release date as well as its pricing on AT&T.
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) specs
As mentioned at the beginning, Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) was launched about two weeks ago, but it is currently available in Russia alone. With no specific shipping dates yet, this phone might probably take weeks before finally coming to the country.
The Galaxy J1 (2016) is actually one of the smallest devices from Samsung, coming in with a screen size of 4.5-inches, boasting the same Super AMOLED technology available on the flagships. However, it has a lower screen resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 207ppi.
Under the hood, Samsung went for a budget Exynos 3475 that features 4 ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.3GHz and a Mali-T720 GPU. This chipset is supported with a RAM of 1GB. On storage matters, the phone comes with 8GB onboard storage and an expandable memory slot.
Since it’s a budget phone, Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) has a camera of 5MP on the rear and 2MP on the front, which should still give decent pictures in good lighting conditions.
Even though the price of this year’s Galaxy J1 (2016) on AT&T has not been revealed, it is possible that it might cost in the same regions as last year’s model. This places it in the regions of $120.