October 7, 2013


Earlier today, a leaked NTT DoCoMo brochure revealed that Samsung is preparing to release a new handset, the Samsung Galaxy J. While the Galaxy J looks to be designed exclusively for the Japanese market, we wish that weren’t the case.

Sure, there are already too many Galaxy S4 variants, but at least the Galaxy J stands out from the pack. What exactly makes the Galaxy J different? Basically it answers the question of what would happen if the Note 3 and Galaxy S4 had a baby.

Looking at the handset pictured above, it’s obvious that the Galaxy J is a blend of the Note 3 and Galaxy S4’s aesthetics. The handset features a squared-off body like the Note 3, but sticks to the glossy plastic back found on the Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy J’s similarities to the Note 3 and Galaxy S4 don’t end there, either.

Like the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy J is powered by a 5-inch Full HD display and seems to have similar overall dimensions. More in line with the Note 3 however, the upcoming handset is powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU and is accompanied by 3GB of RAM. The Galaxy J also includes a TV tuner, Android Jelly Bean, and will arrive in three colors: blue, white or pink.

The Samsung Galaxy J may be just a slightly redesigned Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, but it’s still a pretty cool alternative that looks a lot like what we’d expect from a ‘Note 3 Mini’. Honestly, it’s also arguably better than most of the variants we’ve seen of the GS4 up to this point.

At the moment Samsung has yet to confirm the existence of the Galaxy J, so it’s still possible that the handset could make its way to other regions outside of Asia – though it’s doubtful.  Would you pick one up if it were released internationally? Or would you rather wait it out for the Samsung Galaxy S5?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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