South Korean electronics major Samsung, which is said to be working on the successor to its high-end Galaxy S5, is now rumoured to launch a new low-end smartphone to cater to buyers on shoestring budgets.

This device is likely to commence a new series altogether called the the Galaxy J series, and the device bears model number SM-J100 [could be termed Samsung Galaxy J1] according to a SamMobile report, which has also given some details of key hardware aspects of the device.

According to SamMobile, the device could be launched with the following technical specifications:

  • 4.3in WVGA LCD display having resolution of 800 x 480
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 1850 mAh battery

These above tech-specs indicate the low-end nature of the device.

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

Moreover, the 4G LTE connectivity of the Galaxy J1 should interest those looking at using social networking sites and email one their phones.

As of now, launch details of the Galaxy J1 have not surfaced, but if you are waiting to buy a new low-end offering from Samsung, then your wait could stretch until at least the second half of next year.