You may remember a budget device that Samsung launched back in February called the Samsung Galaxy J1. Samsung announced the device then launched it a month later, but we never saw a US release of the device. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing seeing as Samsung already has a ton of lower-end, budget devices available for purchase in the US. But, with smartphones especially, more choice is always better. That’s why it is good news to hear that there is a possibility Samsung will be bringing the Galaxy J1 to the US on at least one major US carrier.
This news, or rumor rather, comes from Techno Buffalo. Today the folks over there are reporting that an anonymous source has provided them with a few press images of a Verizon-branded Samsung Galaxy J1. If this Verizon-branded Galaxy J1 were to come to fruition, it would obviously mean that the device would be coming to the US. Not only that, but it would also likely mean that the Galaxy J1 would then head to other US carriers as well.
The Galaxy J1, like mentioned above, is a lower-end, budget smartphone while still having some decent specs in tow. It has a 4.3-inch 480 x 800p display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera and 2MP front-facing camera. Definitely nothing special here but for the price of the device, you are getting a pretty darn good deal. There is one negative about the J1 though, it is only HSPA capable. That’s right folks, no LTE here, unfortunately. But wait, before you guys get depressed, this may not be the case for the US model of the J1. If you look at the leaked press images you will see not only the Verizon logo on the back of the device, but a 4G LTE stamp as well.
The anonymous source that leaked the press images to Techno Buffalo did not provide any other information about the device. Meaning that questions like the release date and whether or not the device will change in any way are still a complete mystery. But for now, if you are looking for a new budget smartphone to pick up, you can take a look at the leaked press images below.