The smartphone also comes with some bundled offers worth Rs. 2,000, with Rs. 600 worth of free 2G/ 3G data on Reliance Communications and Aircel, apart from a free content package worth Rs. 1,400 to be availed on Starsports.com.
Notably, Reliance Communications and Aircel will offer Samsung Galaxy J1 buyers 500MB of 2G/ 3G data per month for 6 months. The smartphone is currently available to buy in Black, Blue, and White colours. Unfortunately, we are yet to hear from Samsung whether the Galaxy J1 will be available offline via physical retail stores - it is also yet to be listed on Samsung's online store for India.
The Galaxy J1, after a flurry of leaks, was finally listed last month on the company's Malaysian website without price details. The smartphone comes with dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) support which runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. The Galaxy J1 features a 4.3-inch (480x800 pixels) WVGA TFT display. The smartphone is powered by unspecified dual-core 1.2GHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB). It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard.
The Samsung Galaxy J1 features some camera add-ons such as 'palm selfie' and 'tap to pick' which gives more options and flexibility to capture the user's favourite moments.
On the connectivity front, the Samsung Galaxy J1 offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options. The smartphone packs an 1850mAh battery, which according to the online retailer's listing is rated to deliver up to 10 hours of talk time. An Ultra Power Saving Mode is also available on the Galaxy J1 to extend the battery usage. It measures 129x68.2x8.9mm; weighs 122 grams, and is listed in Black colour.