Samsung launches four 4G smartphones; with Samsung J1 4G starting at Rs 9,900

At the Samsung Forum, the company has launched four new smartphones starting at Rs 9,900. It includes the Galaxy Grand Prime 4G, Galaxy Core Prime 4G, Samsung J1 4G and Galaxy A7. All four devices will be available in March 2015.


At the Samsung Forum, which we are covering live from Bangkok, the company has launched four new smartphones. It includes the Galaxy Grand Prime 4G, Galaxy Core Prime 4G,  Samsung J1 4G and Galaxy A7.

The Galaxy A7 is already launched in India for Rs 30,499. It is available via the company’s India e-store for a price of Rs 30,499. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a full-HD 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. It is equipped with a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with a 2GB RAM. Samsung has added in a 13MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash along with a 5MP front facing camera. Some of the features include Wide Selfie, Rear-cam Selfie and Beauty Face. The device has an internal storage of 16GB and can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.

Apart from the high-end A7, the company has also brought the Galaxy J1 to the Indian market and it is available on Amazon for Rs 7,190. However, now it has announced the 4G variant of the J1 for Rs 9,900. The J1 sports a 4.3-inch WVGA PLS display and runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS. There is no word on whether it is upgradeable to Android Lollipop. It has been upgraded with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 768MB RAM. On the storage front, expect 4GB onboard storage that is expandable to a whopping 128GB via microSD card slot. The smartphone supports dual micro SIM configuration (GSM+GSM). It also gets a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera. A 1,850 mAh lithium-ion battery completes the package, promising 10 hours of talk-time on 3G networks.

 Samsung launches four 4G smartphones; with Samsung J1 4G starting at Rs 9,900

Samsung Galaxy J1

The Galaxy Grand Prime 4G sports a 5-inch qHD display. It runs the rather older Android KitKat and there is no word on upgradeability to Lollipop. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The 8GB onboard storage is expandable up to 64GB via microSD card slot. The dual SIM smartphone packs in a 2,600 mAh battery.

The Galaxy Core Prime 4G sports a slightly smaller 4.5-inch WVGA display. On the camera front, expect an 5MP rear camera with auto focus and 2MP front-facing camera. The specs sheet includes 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, microSD card slot up to 64GB, dual SIM support and 2,000 mAh battery.

The company hasn't disclosed the prices for Grand Prime and Core Prime. All four devices will be available in March 2015.

Tech2's Shruti Dhapola is at the Samsung Forum held in Bangkok at the invitation of Samsung. 


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