Samsung seems to be working on the sequel of its Galaxy J1 smartphone, which was launched in February this year. According to a recent leak, the successor of Galaxy J1 will be named the Galaxy J1 (2016). Two images claiming to show the handset have also popped up on the Web along with some rumoured specifications.
According to a report by Vietnamese website SCCN, the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) or the SM-J120F will feature a 4.5-inch display as compared to the 4.3-inch on the Galaxy J1. The display resolution will stay the same at WVGA (480×800 pixels). In addition, the 2016 version of Galaxy J1 will pack a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3457 processor under-the-hood, clubbed with 1GB RAM and Mali-720 GPU. It is worth mentioning that Samsung has not yet announced the Exynos 3457 processor. The smartphone will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and will come with dual-SIM support as well. It is said to sport 8GB of built-in storage.
For reference, the Android 4.4.4 KitKat-based Samsung Galaxy J1 is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. On the camera front, the Galaxy J1 (2016) is said to feature a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front facing camera – the same as the Galaxy J1.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) in the leaked images shared by shares a similar design profile to its predecessor. While one image shows the smartphone’s display with its name, the second image shows the back panel removed, revealing the model number, removable battery, dual-SIM card slots, and a ‘Made in Vietnam’ tag.
Samsung has not yet confirmed anything about the leaked smartphone. The company also seems to be gearing up for the Galaxy S7 launch, based on the increasing number of leaks and rumours.