Samsung loves to tailor its range to please everyone, and therefore has a wide collection of smartphones with only slight differences between them. However, these phones are usually low or mid-range devices, but this time around Samsung has split its high-end flagship phones with a new smartphone.
It’s called the Galaxy J, and Samsung has taken key elements of both the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 to create it. The screen is the S4′s 5-inch, 1080p screen, matched to the quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, which powers both the above phones. It’s joined by the 3GB of RAM used in the Note 3, becoming the second phone to use such a large amount of memory.
Samsung has equipped it with Android 4.3 – so it will work with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch – a 13-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE connectivity. As the phone has only been announced for Taiwan, it’ll work on the local 150Mbps LTE-Advanced networks too.
The design of the Galaxy J is interesting too, as it takes some inspiration from the Note 3, with its flat edges, but loses the fake leather rear cover. In a teaser video, we get a look at the brushed metal look rear panel. Samsung is rumoured to be introducing metal-bodied phones in 2014, and this could be testing the waters to see how the style is received.
At the moment, there’s no word on if Samsung will launch the Galaxy J in the UK, and if it does arrive, it won’t have the LTE-A connectivity. Perhaps it’ll turn up at Mobile World Congress in 2014? You can take a look at that teaser video below.