Mobile Phones: Samsung Galaxy J1 2016
News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy J1 2016
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2016
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Last Updated: Aug 15, 2016
This week Malaysia's telcos announced their Samsung Galaxy Note7 pre-order deals and even newly announced Yes 4G LTE came out with pre-order bundles for the smartphone. Unfortunately, Samsung Malaysia had some bad news in that the Galaxy Note 7 will be delayed due to supply issues.
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2016
The Samsung Galaxy J series have typically been known more for their value pricing than for their features but Samsung recently refreshed this series for 2016 and the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) is the updated entry-level Samsung Galaxy smartphone for this year. Featuring a solid plastic chassis made to look like metallic bodied smartphone, the Galaxy J1 offers a number of improvements over its predecessors. Find out if they are good enough for you to go out and get a new Galaxy J1 (2016) in our review below.
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016
It appears that Samsung have also embraced the tablet phone form factor with the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy J Max which comes with a 7-inch 720p HD display (1280 x 800 pixel resolution). Priced at 13400 INR (RM798), other tech specs are similarly lower end with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. We expect it to have the latest 4G LTE dual SIM capabilities as the Galaxy J1 2016 though and it does come with a large 4000 mAh battery.
Last Updated: Jul 05, 2016
All eyes were on the new additions to Malaysia's Telcos this week when YTL launched their YES 4G LTE alongside WeBe's mobile plans. WeBe revealed a single unlimited everything plan while YTL unveiled compellingly priced postpaid and prepaid plans with a VoLTE smartphone. We compared which one was faster with a YES 4G LTE vs Webe comparison while HP had a Reinvention of Today with new laptops and printers.
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2016
Just yesterday, both YES 4G LTE by YTL and Webe digital launched their mobile plans for Malaysia. Both are using WiMax technology to help support their 4G connectivity and offer some super interesting features to stay connected. Since we had both the YES 4G LTE prepaid SIM card and a Webe digital SIM we took them for a spin with Speedtest.net to check speed and connections in random locations around Malaysia. Which was faster and more stable? Read on to find out.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2016
Not so many big official announcements this week so the rumours were focused on a bit more with the OnePlus 3 not using 100% of its 6GB RAM and its CEO's subsequent response. Other standout rumours include that we may see the honor 8 and honor X3 next month, while a more powerful Xiaomi Mi 5s could be coming soon too. A new U Mobile Hero P98 postpaid plan also made an appearance, reportedly offering 30GB of data at RM98 a month.
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2016
After the recent co-launch with Samsung Malaysia's Galaxy J 2016 series last week, YTL recently held a buka puasa to fete Malaysia's media and in turn reveal some of their plans for Malaysia's future YES mobile 4G LTE users. Granted, they themselves have admitted that they have been relatively quiet but this has mainly because they have been strengthening their 4G LTE network to achieve fast and dense connections over 85% of the nation.
The big reveal last week showed off their Voice over LTE but at the buka puasa they also maintained that they are the only Malaysia 4G LTE provider to fully maximize their spectrum. With their mobile plans set for a launch on 30 June 2016, they felt that the timing for the release is just right as the amount of 4G LTE capable devices and users has increased enough for a compelling price tag with their upcoming mobile plans.
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2016
Launched earlier last week, the Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 was not only priced at RM449, it also came free with a YES 4G LTE prepaid SIM card preloaded with 30GB of data (15GB a month x 2). We managed to do an unboxing and go hands-on with both but you can see the results for yourself below. Stay tuned for the full review and more at TechNave.com.
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2016
This week on Weekly TechNave, Samsung Malaysia went entry-level in a big way with the official announcement of their Galaxy J 2016 series. Of note was the Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 priced at below RM450 but packing a free Yes 4G LTE SIM with 30GB of data preloaded for 2 months. Honor Malaysia officially revealed the more powerful and beautiful honor 5C for RM799 while the Xiaomi Mi 5 finally landed in Malaysia for RM1549 at non-online shops.