Samsung's Galaxy J1 is now available in India, with Amazon listing the entry-level device for Rs. 7,190 ($115). As previously reported, the device features a 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Spreadtrum SoC, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, 5 MP camera at the back and a 2 MP shooter up front.
The underwhelming specs put the Galaxy J1 at a disadvantage when compared to lower-priced alternatives like Xiaomi's Redmi 1S, Asus' Zenfone 4 and the Android One series. Even Samsung's own Tizen-based Z1 offers a better set of features for the price. For what it's worth, Samsung is offering an incentive of 500MB 2G/3G data a month for six months to Reliance and Airtel subscribers, along with free content worth Rs. 1,400 from StarSports with the Galaxy J1.
The Galaxy J1 is available in black, white and blue color variants. For now, it looks like Samsung will offer the device exclusively on Amazon India, with no word on whether it will make its way to brick and mortar stores in the country at a later stage.
Indian readers, what are your thoughts on the Galaxy J1?
Source: Amazon India