Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime 2016 Specs and Price

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Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime 2016 is an entry level smartphone that offers some upgrades to the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini. It is still the same weight and size, but now you get an updated processor and updated software. Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime comes with Android 6.0 and supports two micro SIM cards.

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Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini 2016 Key Specs & Features

  • 4.0-inch TFT Display, 480 x 800 pixels (233ppi)
  • 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9830 CPU with 1GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 8GB Storage with support for memory card up to 32GB
  • 5MP Rear Camera and 0.3MP Front Camera
  • 3G Data (optional 4G LTE)
  • 1500 mAh Removable Battery

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime

The Display and Cameras

Just like the Galaxy J1 Mini, the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime has a 4.0-inch TFT display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The display is modest with support for just 262K colours. The cameras are also essentially the same: A 5 megapixel camera on the back and a 0.3 megapixels camera on the front.

The rear camera has an LED flash and can record 720p HD videos. It however lack autofocus. Both display and cameras are modest, which is understandable for an entry-level smartphone.

Hardware and Software

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Although, the processors seem the same on paper, the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime offers the newer Spreadtrum SC9830 chipset.

Some models offer the Spreadtrum SC9830A chipset, which is clocked at 1.5GHz and adds 4G LTE support. However, these models appear to be targeted at the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf states.

You get 1GB of RAM and 8GB built-in storage. You can add up to 32GB extra storage via a memory card. Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime offers 3G internet with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Like we informed earlier models sold in UAE and the gulf will offer 4G LTE.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime 2016 Price in Nigeria range from 34,000 Naira to 40,000 Naira depending on your location in the country. You can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria.

We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Ghana or Kenya.

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime 2016 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime 2016:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core or 1.2GHz quad-core Processor (Spreadtrum SC9830 or Spreadtrum SC9830A)
  • GPU: Mali-400
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold, White
  • Dimension: 121.6 x 63.1 x 10.8 mm
  • Weight: 126 g
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 4.0-inch TFT Display, 480 x 800 pixels (233ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera, 720p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Fixed Focus
  • Front Camera: 0.3 MP Camera, VGA Video


  • Built-in Storage: 8GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (UAE and the Gulf models), LTE B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B20(800)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes (UAE)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


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

Sensors & Control

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

Other Features

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


  • Battery: 1500 mAh Battery (removable)
  • Talktime: up to 8 hours
  • Standby Time:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime 2016 Specs and Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: March 2nd, 2022
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