Cheap Samsung smartphone with quad-core CPU in the works

Samsung is apparently working on a brand new affordable smartphone with quad-core CPU. Although the Korean tech giant stated earlier this year that they will limit the number of devices for 2015, it seems that more and more smartphones keep surfacing. The most recent one has not been announced yet, but according to recent leaks it seems that we’ll be looking at a mid-ranger with the model number SM-J100H. One might be inclined to think that this upcoming handset is somehow related to the Samsung Galaxy J judging by the model number. However, based solely on the specs it seems very unlikely as the J was pretty high-end when it launched back in 2013 and the SM-J100H is more akin to lower-end handsets like the Microsoft Lumia 535. That’s not to say that it will be a bad phone.

Interestingly, Samsung apparently decided to equip this upcoming device with a quad-core processor, which is not something you see everyday on cheap devices. Well, at least we assume it’s going to be cheap based on the leaked info, but we can’t really be certain seeing as how it hasn’t been announced yet. Anyway, the processor in question features a Marvel PXA1908 chipset with four Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz, and 1 GB of RAM. As for the other specs, this new Samsung smartphone will sport a 4.8-inch display with 800 x 480 resolution, 5 MP primary camera along with 5 MP secondary shooter, and only 2.2 GB of internal storage memory.

The upcoming Samsung smartphone will run on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system. It’s unlikely that it will get to upgrade to Android Lollipop, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Other major details like price tag and release date are unknown at this time, so we’ll just have to wait for an official announcement from Samsung in order to find out more.

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Tags: Android KitKat, Samsung, SM-J100H