Samsung has so far only released a couple of truly affordable Android smartphones this year, focusing primarily on premium designs and features, including more than respectable mid-rangers with “Infinity” screens and dual rear-facing cameras.
First up, the Galaxy J6 may have just had its retail box leaked in India, further corroborating the inclusion of an “Infinity Display” (presumably capped off at HD+ resolution), and hinting at a reasonable recommended price of Rs. 14,990. That’s $220, give or take, but alas, we don’t know what configuration we’re looking at here. Fingers crossed you’ll get at least 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM without paying a premium.
As far as the Samsung Galaxy J4 is concerned, in case you didn’t already give up hope, a fresh batch of press-friendly renders makes it crystal clear the non-Infinity screen will sport standard 720p resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The J4 is really nothing to write home about, looking like a blast from the past, and featuring up to 3GB RAM paired with an Exynos 7570 SoC, as well as a single 13MP rear-facing camera, single 5MP selfie shooter, and 3000mAh battery. On the bright side, you can imagine the price will match the forgettable design and sub-par specs.
Speaking of blasts from the past, there seems to be a new Galaxy J7 version en route to AT&T, carrying model number SM-J737A. Despite running the modern Android 8.0 Oreo OS, this thing packs a pretty terrible 2GB RAM and an outdated Exynos 7870 processor, which probably means the so-called J7 Aero won’t be similar to the India-exclusive J7 Duo after all.