Samsung Galaxy J1

The Samsung Galaxy J1 is an Android smartphone developed by Samsung Electronics. It was released in January 2015 and is the first phone of the Galaxy J series.[1]

Samsung Galaxy J1
Samsung Galaxy J1 logo.svg
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesGalaxy J series
SM-J120G (4G)
(x varies by region and carrier)
Compatible networks2G GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G HSDPA 900, 2100
4G LTE Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (4G models only)
First releasedJanuary 2015
Availability by region2015-Present
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Ace 4
SuccessorGalaxy J1 (2016)
RelatedGalaxy J1 Ace/Ace Neo
Galaxy J1 Nxt/mini
Form factorSlate
Dimensions129 mm (5.1 in) H
68.2 mm (2.69 in) W
8.9 mm (0.35 in) D
Mass122 g (4.3 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4 "KitKat"; TouchWiz
Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop"; TouchWiz (Verizon only)
System on chipSpreadtrum SC7727S
Spreadtrum SC7731C (4G)
CPUDual-core (2×1.2 GHz) ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core (4×1.2 GHz) ARM Cortex-A7 (4G)
GPUARM Mali-400
Memory512 MB
768 MB (4G)
Storage4 GB
Removable storagemicroSD up to 256 GB
Battery1850 mAh (removable)
Data inputsAccelerometer, Proximity sensor
Display4.3", 480×800 px (217 ppi) Super AMOLED
Rear camera5 MP f/2.2
Front camera2 MP
SoundLoudspeaker, 3.5 mm headphone jack
ConnectivityWLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, microUSB 2.0
OtherFM radio, Dual SIM (Dual models only)
Development statusAvailable
SAR0.65 W/kg (head), 0.87 W/kg (body)
Hearing aid compatibilityyes
WebsiteGalaxy J1 4G


The Galaxy J1 was announced in January 2015 as the first model of the J series. The 3G model was released in February 2015, the 4G model one month after.[8][2] In the following months Samsung launched more smartphones bearing the J1 name such as the J1 Ace/Ace Neo, J1 Nxt/mini and J1 mini prime.

In January 2016, the successor Galaxy J1 (2016) was released.[9][10]



The Samsung Galaxy J1 is available in a 3G and a 4G version.[1][2] Both models have an ARM Cortex-A7 CPU with either two (3G) or four cores (4G) with 512 MB (3G) or 768 MB (4G) of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.[8] The phone also has a slot for a microSD card up to 256 gigabytes and dual SIM card support.[11] The rear camera's resolution is 5 megapixels while the front camera is 2 megapixels and both travel at 30 fps.[8]


The J1 is shipped with Android 4.4.4 "KitKat" and Samsung's TouchWiz user interface.[1][2]

Verizon released a special branded J1 4G. It's shipped with Android 5.0.2 "Lollipop" which is upgradable to 5.1.1 as of September 2015.[7][12]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Samsung Galaxy J1 4G - Full phone specifications". bdpriceupdate. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  3. ^ "Samsung Galaxy J1 - Full phone specifications". gsmarena. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  4. ^ "Samsung Galaxy J1 4G - Full phone specifications". gsmarena. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  5. ^ Rakesh. "Codenames of Samsung Galaxy Devices". DroidViews. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Hearing Aid Compatible Phones Status". AirVoiceWireless. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Galaxy J1 (Verizon) Phones". Samsung US. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  8. ^ a b c "Samsung Galaxy J1 price, specifications, features, comparison". NDTV Gadgets. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) - Full phone specifications". bdpriceupdate. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Phone Specifications". bdpriceupdate. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Samsung Galaxy J1 Specs". PhoneArena. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to Samsung Galaxy J1 on Verizon Update Guide". Venture Capital Post. Retrieved 2020-04-04.

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