Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)
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Samsung Galaxy J1 has been refreshed for the year 2016 to deliver more powerful performance and a richer user experience. The upgraded Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016), a subject of speculation for several weeks, appears ready and built to rival the likes of the new LG K4 with a WVGA display, an improved quad-core processor, more RAM and newer OS.

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Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)


Display and Camera

Similar to the K4, Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) parades a 4.5-inch diagonal touch screen. The display, which is based on Super AMOLED technology, has a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 pixels – slightly bettered by the LG device in this regard. The pixel density of about 245 pixels per inch somehow moderates the quality of viewing to be expected.

On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) packs a 5-megapixel rear unit with autofocus and LED flash and there is also a 2-megapixel selfie shooter.

Hardware and Software

Talking about what is available under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) features a quad-core Exynos 3475 processor from the stable of its maker. The Cortex-A7 CPU is paired with a Mali-T720 GPU and RAM of 1GB capacity.

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By comparison, the previous Galaxy J1 used a dual-core processor paired with lowly 512MB RAM. The device should nicely take care of the needs of basic, entry-level users, but power users should not be too hopeful.

It comes with 8GB onboard storage capacity and can take up to a 128GB microSD card for storage expansion. The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) boots newer Android 5.1.1 operating system for a more pleasurable user experience, compared to the Android 4.4.4 KitKat on its predecessor.

Other Features

A 2050mAh Li-Ion battery powers the device – as a plus, the unit is replaceable. The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) offers dual-SIM, dual standby functionality as an option. It is expected to support 4G LTE to enable users enjoy the best of mobile data speed experience.

Connectivity features also include Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) is now available in Nigeria. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in the country. Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Price in Nigeria ranges from N34,500 to N45,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016):

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General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T720
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Black, Gold
  • Dimension:
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM
  • SIM Count: Optional Dual SIM


  • Display: 4.5-inch Touch Display, 480 x 800 pixels (245 ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 5MP Camera
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection
  • Front Camera: 2MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB
  • Memory Card Support: MicroSD
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: Li-Ion 2050 mAh battery (Removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Specs and Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: March 2nd, 2022
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