Samsung’s Galaxy J series has proven to be a major success since its launch a few years ago. The series comes second to the Galaxy S phones when talking global popularity and with the continued liking for the J series all over the world, Samsung has a reason for wanting to expand the options available.
It’s only earlier this month that we first saw an instance of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J4. By design, this phone should find a sweet spot between the Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J5, but back then, we didn’t have any other details about it apart from the name and possible software.
Well, it didn’t take long and as of this writing, we have some more details about the Galaxy J4 that point towards its actual existence and we’ll be sharing everything in this post. Read on.
Samsung Galaxy J4 specs and features
- Galaxy J4 to come with model number SM-J400F
- Exynos 7570 and 2GB RAM on the cards
- Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Samsung Experience 9.0
As the name suggests, the Galaxy J4 should be a slightly upgraded model than the Galaxy J3 2017 and a slightly weaker handset to the Galaxy J5 2017, which shares a lot with the Galaxy J7 2017. When the Galaxy J4 first appeared online, it was part of a leaked firmware of the Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update. Although it wasn’t mentioned anywhere, this was enough to tell us that the device, if it ever materializes, will be powered by Android Oreo out of the box.
And indeed this is shaping up to be the case. An alleged Samsung Galaxy J4 with model number SM-J400F has just popped up on Geekbench (via GalaxyClub). As usual with this platform, we have a number of core specs of the phone and one of them is the software, which does confirm Android 8.0 Oreo as the out-of-the-box OS.
Since the new Samsung Oreo update comes with an updated Experience 9.5 skin on top, we expect this will be the case for the J4 as well.
Just as you’d expect for a budget phone, the Galaxy J4 will come with an Exynos 7570, the same chipset used on the Galaxy J3 2017. The benchmark also points to a RAM of 2GB, which is once again similar to the J3. If anything, there should be more similarities between the two, including storage capacity and probably the camera, just like there are similarities between the J5 and J7 2017 handsets.
April 10: Galaxy J4 clears Wi-Fi Alliance as model SM-J400F and SM-J400F/DS
The first and second shreds of evidence about the existence of the Galaxy J4 have all been based on speculations and leaks, but the latest comes from an official body, the Wi-Fi Alliance. The WFA has cleared the Galaxy J4 with model numbers SM-J400F and SM-J400F/DS and while we don’t get anything else that we didn’t know about, we can confirm that the J4 will be preinstalled with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Appearing on the WFA can only mean one thing: that the Galaxy J4 is under development with a possible launch in the coming weeks.
April 16: Galaxy J4 clears FCC ahead of launch
It seems Samsung is getting ready to launch the Galaxy J4 in the U.S. The phone, after receiving clearance from the Wi-Fi Alliance a while ago, has now received FCC certification. The phone has the same model number SM-J400F. With this certification, it means the J4 may be released in the coming weeks, perhaps by the end of this month or in May.
Samsung Galaxy J4 price and release date
- May 2018 launch rumored
- It may be priced at about €249
As pointed out, the Galaxy J4 will be flanked by the J3 and J5. Based on the price tags of the 2017 models of the latter two, we can speculate the price of the J4.
The J3 2017 was launched priced at €219 and the J5 had a price tag of €279. If anything, the Galaxy J4 should get a price tag of about €249, which is right between the two.
It was widely expected that the Galaxy J4 would accompany the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to the MWC 2018, but it didn’t happen. On the brighter side, it has been constantly been speculated that the J4 will be unveiled somewhere in May 2018 and the latest happenings do little to quash away this argument.
Looking at the certified model number of the said J4, which is SM-J400F, it’s easy to tell where the J4 will be sold. In addition to Asia, this model number (F) is also common in Sammy phones sold in Europe and Africa, which says just about everything you need to know about its global availability.
Of course, none of these has been openly confirmed by Samsung, but it won’t be long before it does.