It’s a known fact that Japan has a completely different taste when it comes to smartphones. Candy colored waterproof deceptively potent toy-like devices beat some of most popular smartphones in world, hands down. Smartphone manufacturers do tweak their devices a little to offset it, but they are too subtle for us to take notice. Samsung, however, for the first time has launched a new Galaxy smartphone specifically for the Japanese market. The new Samsung device bears the name ‘Galaxy J’ – J for Japan, ehh? – and was leaked by NTT DoCoMo in its new catalogue.
Though the Galaxy J has the distinct Samsung smartphone design DNA and looks like a cross between Galaxy SIV and Note III, there are enough reasons to believe it’s headed only for Japan. It will be available in 3 different colors, Coral Pink, Satin White, and Lapis Blue and features a 5 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Under the hood, the Galaxy J features a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 along with 3GB of RAM – similar to that of Note III. Other specifications include Android 4.3, 2600mAh battery, 13 MP rear camera, and 32 GB internal memory. The phone also features 1Seg TV tuning – which is a must have feature on a smartphone in Japan.
Some reports suggest the Galaxy J is waterproof and dustproof, but some other sources indicate otherwise. Waterproof smartphones are hugely popular in Japan and Samsung must have kept that in mind while designing it, but by judging the pictures, we don’t think it is. Samsung Galaxy J will go on sale by late October, but again – only in Japan.
[Via – Impress]