Samsung Galaxy J1 looks to be a budget-friendly Android

Gigaom

After focusing so strongly on flagship handsets like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4, Samsung is watching its top-selling smartphone crown start to slip. The company has always offered a range of devices but never aggressively marketed them; perhaps that will change with the rumored Galaxy J1, which SamMobile says could be priced like the low-cost Galaxy Y phones but offer a better experience.

Photo by Kif Leswing/Gigaom Super high end: Galaxy Note Edge

Benchmarks for the J1 have appeared and an unidentified source told SamMobile what to expect. The phone will reportedly run on a Marvell Armada PXA1908 system on a chip (SOC), with uses a 1.2 GHz quad-core 64-bit processor that’s “targeted for the mainstream smartphone and tablets platforms,” according to the chip maker. The PXA1908, announced last month, also supports 5-mode LTE mobile broadband.

While the chip is 64-bit capable — as is [company]Google[/company] Android 5.0 — SamMobile says…

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