More budget handsets could be rolling out from South Korean tech giant Samsung in the next few months.
Samsung has recently released the Galaxy J1, the first of a series of affordable Android smartphones geared towards the low end of the price range. It turns out that the tech giant will soon follow-up with what is tentatively called the Galaxy J-1 Ace.
According to UK-based gadgets review website Phone Review, a Dutch website has listed the Galaxy J-1 Ace with an expected inventory date of July 30. The website noted that this must not be taken as an official release date, as Samsung has not made any announcements regarding the Galaxy J-1 Ace.
GSM Arena revealed that the J-1 Ace carried the model number SM-J110F and has a price tag of 114.95, which is slightly higher than the price of the maiden J-1 in the Netherlands. This, GSM Arena noted, could be indicative of certain improvements in the new J-1 device, possibly in a few specifications and the version of Android installed onboard the smartphone.
The original J-1 had Android Kitkat installed, instead of the latest Lollipop.
GSM Arena had earlier reported that Samsung was working on a new J-1 phone, with model number SM-J110F and code name “Pop.” Its new report now stated that the J-1 Pop may, in fact, be the J-1 Ace that was listed in the Dutch retailer’s website.
The International Business Times said that also noted that Samsung could be aggressively building up on the J-1 series, thus the J-1 Ace may be marketed as “J-1 Pop” in some markets.
The IB Times also said that the J2 series may be on the horizon, with speculations rumored to include a 4.7-inch display, and a 1.2GHz quad core processor backed by a 1GB of RAM. The J2 phones could also be powered by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and could feature the S6’s TouchWiz UX.