Samsung Galaxy J1
Samsung's Galaxy J1Amazon Germany

Samsung's new low-cost smartphone called the Galaxy J1, which was announced in January, has reached European shores and is available to buy in a couple of countries.

As of now, the Samsung Galaxy J1 can be purchased in Germany and the Netherlands.

Prospective buyers of the smartphone residing in Germany can buy the handset for €141, while in the Netherlands it is available for €120.

The device qualifies as a low-ender according to its technical aspects and competes with prominent similar-range devices such as the Motorola Moto E, which costs around €160.

Key technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J1:

  • 4.3in TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • 2 MP front camera
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 128 GB
  • 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 1820 mAh Lithium-Ion battery with claimed talktime of up to 10 hours on 3G and music play time of up to 40 hours.

On paper, the device looks custom-made for first-time smartphone buyers looking to purchase an inexpensive smartphone.