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Samsung Officially Unveils Metal Clad Galaxy J Smartphone

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Not too shabby, Sammy.

Samsung has officially added a new handset to its Galaxy portfolio. Dubbed the Galaxy J, the device packs a a 5-inch display, a metal back, and a slim and sleek casing. The device was first shown in a YouTube teaser video released earlier this week. Samsung then confirmed the Galaxy J, which will only be sold in Japan and Taiwan for the time being.

The Galaxy J runs on a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 and 3 GB of RAM. It packs a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 13.2-megapixel camera, 32 GB of storage, support for LTE, microSD, and a 2600 mAh battery. Available in white, the Galaxy J is scheduled for launch this week, and will be available in pink next month. It's priced at over $700 according to current exchange rates.

Though Samsung didn't mention anything about U.S. availability, the Galaxy J is a pretty high-end device. With the Galaxy S5 supposedly not too far off, you have to wonder if we're getting a little sneak peek at what we might see for Samsung's flagship smartphone early next year.

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    JD88 , December 10, 2013 1:22 PM
    Awfully sharp. This will stop a lot of the "cheap plastic" comments that are often directed at Samsung products.

    If the new S5 look this good and has the the build quality to go with it, just about everyone else (especially Apple) is going to have to really step up their game.

    Metal construction
    2560x1440 AMOLED Display
    3GB RAM
    Micro SD slot
    16 MP camera with OIS
    Big battery
    Snapdragon 805 or better
    Android 4.4 or better

    I don't think any of that is out of the realm of being a very real possibility and if this thing is indeed released in early Q1, it's going to be a long wait til September for Apple.
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    brandonjclark , December 10, 2013 12:16 PM
    Finally, a galaxy worth owning. Now it can compete with the HTC One.
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    brandonjclark , December 10, 2013 12:40 PM
    Finally, a galaxy worth owning. Now it can compete with the HTC One.
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    bochica , December 10, 2013 1:09 PM
    so THAT'S the one that looks like an iPhone.
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    JD88 , December 10, 2013 1:22 PM
    Awfully sharp. This will stop a lot of the "cheap plastic" comments that are often directed at Samsung products.

    If the new S5 look this good and has the the build quality to go with it, just about everyone else (especially Apple) is going to have to really step up their game.

    Metal construction
    2560x1440 AMOLED Display
    3GB RAM
    Micro SD slot
    16 MP camera with OIS
    Big battery
    Snapdragon 805 or better
    Android 4.4 or better

    I don't think any of that is out of the realm of being a very real possibility and if this thing is indeed released in early Q1, it's going to be a long wait til September for Apple.
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    Jgriff , December 10, 2013 2:17 PM
    Let me get a 4-4.3 inch version and I'm in.
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    robochump , December 10, 2013 2:23 PM
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    Finally, a galaxy worth owning. Now it can compete with the HTC One.


    Now it can compete? LOL Samsung already beats the HTC One. HTC barely sells enough phones to stay afloat.


    Samsung can thank their huge advertising budget. HTC One is considered by many to be the best Android device upon release.
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    jimmysmitty , December 10, 2013 2:57 PM
    Quote:
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    Finally, a galaxy worth owning. Now it can compete with the HTC One.


    Now it can compete? LOL Samsung already beats the HTC One. HTC barely sells enough phones to stay afloat.


    Samsung can thank their huge advertising budget. HTC One is considered by many to be the best Android device upon release.


    The only advantage that the HTC One has is the aluminum frame, which I consider a disadvantage since it makes it heavier and did not allow for a microSD or removable battery. Other than that the S4 beat it in every spec. Faster CPU, larger storage capacity and better screen. The camera was a toss up as it depends on the light.

    One thing people did say was since the One was aluminum it would not crack. True but most One users I saw had a case, defeating the purpose as a case on any phone protects it from cracking, scratches etc.

    I like the HTC One but hate the weight and no microSD/removable battery.
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    house70 , December 10, 2013 3:31 PM
    This looks really good. Now I'm waiting on Samsung to thin down the extras in the OS ((that's why I have a SGS4 GPE), give up the capacitive buttons ((not to mention the hardware home button), or at least replace the menu button (eliminated by Android since 3.0) with the multitasking one.
    Samsung sells because of their screens and available radios, not because of legacy stuff that needs to go. I understand the need for a unified interface/looks, but a change is overdue.
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    neiroatopelcc , December 11, 2013 1:37 AM
    Probably still stuck on android though, so still not very appealing to thinking people.
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    biohazrdfear , December 11, 2013 7:54 AM
    Oh so you mean the Samsung iPhone JC Lookalike 9000?
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    Grandmastersexsay , December 11, 2013 8:00 AM
    Now the idiots who wanted a heavier phone that sacrifices shock absorption but uses the same space age material found in iphones and soda cans, will be happy.

    I can't blame Samsung for pandering to the idiots out there. As they say, a fool and his money will soon be parted.
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    happyballz , December 11, 2013 8:26 AM
    I am all for more varieties but I would still prefer carbonate plastic housing ... all my previous iphones with metal housings looked like shit after 3-4 months of use... was especially obvious in black colored one. Besides during couple of drops the plastic of older Galaxies fared better and was much easier to replace.

    Metal housing does not guarantee good design or quality construction... I mean look at new ipads ... freaking glue everywhere.
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    Te chosta , December 12, 2013 9:09 AM
    All the review for this handset is available at bit.ly/IHaC1G
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    Te chosta , December 12, 2013 9:16 AM
    http://techosta.com/samsung-galaxy-j-price-review-specification-features-release-date/