Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J1

Earlier this month we saw some leaks that showed off a brand new budget-level phone from Samsung, the Galaxy J1. Samsung has now officially launches the phone.

The phone comes with a 4.3-inch 480p display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, microSD expansion, dual SIM, an 1,850 mAh battery, a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera, and runs on Android KitKat.

Looks like the leak was fairly accurate then, even if it did overstate the power of the processor and the amount of RAM.

We don’t have any pricing information to go by just yet, but considering the specs I would assume that the phone itself is going to be on the cheaper end of the budget market. If not then it’s going to have a hard time competing with the likes of Microsoft’s Lumia range and both versions of the Moto G.

Currently the phone only seems to be available in Malaysia, but as TechRadar points out Samsung has yet to send out a global press release. That means we should be hearing more about the Galaxy J1 in the coming days. We’ll update you if we hear anything about UK availability or pricing.

Tom Pritchard