Oct 10th, 2013


It was last week we discovered a leaked brochure revealing Samsung’s plans to release an upgraded version of their Galaxy S4 flagship for Japan dubbed the Samsung Galaxy J. Today, that device has finally been made official, with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo announcing the Samsung Galaxy J’s upcoming October release on their network.

Essentially a Galaxy Note 3 in a Galaxy S4 size, the Galaxy J features a vibrant array of candy-coated color options, making us wonder if the Samsung Galaxy Sc might have been a more appropriate name. A good amount of specs were detailed in DoCoMo’s press release, and can be found below.

Samsung Galaxy J (SC-02F)

  • 5-inch 1080p full HD SAMOLED display
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 2,600mAh battery
  • 13MP/2.1MP camera

Not too shabby, right? It was once rumored that the device might have featured a 3,000mAh battery and feature water/dust resistance, but it looks like none of those panned out. As someone who hasn’t been too fond with Samsung’s current design style on their devices, I’d have to say the Galaxy J design is quite doable.

It’s a shame the device hasn’t been announced for any other markets but if HTC taught us anything with the Butterfly J, it’s sometimes these Japanese devices do make their way stateside. While we don’t have any ground troops in Japan to give you a hands-on, we did come across this (voice-less) video going over the aesthetics and UI. Check it out.

[NTT DoCoMo | via SamMobile]

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