Samsung Officially Unveils Metal Clad Galaxy J Smartphone

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
    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
    Finally, a galaxy worth owning. Now it can compete with the HTC One.
  • brandonjclark
    Finally, a galaxy worth owning. Now it can compete with the HTC One.
  • bochica
    so THAT'S the one that looks like an iPhone.