We got our first look at the Samsung Galaxy J back in October, when the handset first leaked to the net. A few days later, the handset was officially unveiled as an exclusive device for the Japanese carrier DoCoMo.

If you’ve been dreaming about the Galaxy J moving beyond Japan’s borders, it looks like your wish is coming true. Thanks to both an AnTuTu benchmark sighting and an appearance on Taiwan’s communications regulatory website, we now believe that the Samsung Galaxy J will soon be making its way to Taiwan under the model number SGH-N075T.

At the moment it’s still unclear if the Galaxy J will be showing up in any other markets across the globe, though it certainly wouldn’t shock us.

So what exactly is the Samsung Galaxy J?  Size-wise it’s a 5-inch device like the Galaxy S4, but its aesthetics and specs are closer in line to the Note series — minus the stylus. The Galaxy J is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and is accompanied by 3GB of RAM.

The handset also features a 5-inch full HD super AMOLED display, a 13MP rear cam, 2MP front CAM, LTE-A support, NFC, a 2600 mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box.

What do you think, would you like to see the Samsung Galaxy J come to your market or do you feel that there are already more than enough Galaxy-branded devices available as it is?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • MasterMuffin

    So it’s a phone sized mini phablet?Another confusing phone in Samsung’s line with just a slight change over another phone and the buyers of this won’t get as much updates as S4 or Note 3, so why would anyone buy this? Colors?

    • Bone

      Cause it may be the best 5″ phone around.

      • MasterMuffin

        Only difference between it and competition is 3Gb of RAM. It’s probably going to be really expensive and it won’t get any support…

        • Luka Mlinar

          Wouldn’t be the first time Samsung rolled out a phone that didn’t make sense. One thing is covering all your bases, this is like adding a new base that doesn’t have any role in the game.

        • Eric Hayes

          Don’t minimize the 3 gigs of ram. It makes a huge difference. My note 3 is blazing fast. This is just a smaller version.

          • MasterMuffin

            So you’re saying that you’ve compared 2 exactly similarily spec’d devices with only difference being that the other had 3Gb of RAM and the other had “only” 2Gb?..

          • Eric Hayes

            Is it really all that important to you? First world problems, dude.

          • MasterMuffin

            You’re the one who continued talking about it -_-

          • Eric Hayes

            I like the phone. But I prefer my Note 3. That’s my opinion. I feel that the 3 gigs of memory is a huge reason why it out performs my original Note. You don’t like it? I’m glad at least one person on this planet values your opinion. It ain’t me. Now find something REALLY important to concern yourself with.

          • MasterMuffin

            Wow. Just wow. I’ve had some bad discussions today and this one is one of the worst ones. You sir are an idiot. Thanks, please don’t reply to this as I shall ignore your reply…

          • Eric Hayes


    • Luka Mlinar

      5 inches is not a phablet no matter if it’s a mini version of anything. Anything over 5 inches is a phablet.
      And i don’t think anyone will buy this (figuratively speaking).

      • MasterMuffin

        You didn’t get what I ment. It’s a mini Note 3, I didn’t mean that it’s a phablet

        • Luka Mlinar

          Ok, my bad.

          • Daisymone D

            your fine dude i understood what you meant

        • br00tus

          you of course realize, that the main (and only) distinguishing feature of the note series is the stylus right?

          ohh the htc one has the same processor as the note? OMG ITS AN HTC NOTE!

          ohh kids.

    • Joshua Hill

      It’s just an upgraded galaxy s4 with a nicer case IMO. Is the nexus 5 a phone sized mini phablet?

    • MadCowOnAStick

      if people don’t want an oversized phone, this would be great :D

  • Groud Frank

    You had me until “2600 mAh battery”.

    • George

      Snapdragon 800 is said to be more power efficient than Snapdragon 600.
      Other hardware is the same as the S4 and as an owner of the S4 I must say that (after 4.3) battery life is great!

      • Groud Frank

        Great is pretty relative isn’t it? My Ascend Mate has a 4050 mAh battery. Nothing the SGJ can offer me, in terms of battery life, will ever be great, at least not with that 2600 mAh battery.

    • Jean-Claude

      And that damn ugly UI

  • Daisymone D

    okay so i guess my question is whats the difference

  • Amine Elouakil

    Desire J, Butterfly J and then Samsung comes up with the Samsung J :) the usual stuff:)

    • John

      J stands for Japan.

      • Amine Elouakil

        I know, it’s just funny that Samsung is even chasing HTC in Japan (the Butterfly J is really popular there) even if there is the S4 and the Note 3 sold there

  • Alex Lam

    I like that shade of blue, ME WANT!!!