Smartphones have been one of the biggest technological advancement in recent years, and we're all excited when a new version of Android or iOS comes out, or when Samsung, Apple or OnePlus release a new phone with exciting new features... But do we really know what defines a "smart" phone?
Well, it seems that it doesn't have much to do with its ability to connect to the Internet.
The Galaxy J2 Pro is a new smartphone launched by Samsung that offers everything a phone has to offer, but with no Internet connectivity. The phone is meant to serve for students and older people who have no need for all the fanciness of a OnePlus 5T or an iPhone X. The lack of connectivity is therefore a marketing point for this product, because it's very hard nowadays to find a cheap phone that only has the basic abilities of a phone—to call and to text—that wasn't built during the early 2000s.
This is definitely a great alternative for parents who want their kids to be able to contact them, or their friends, but worry about the content of the Internet, third-party apps, social media and the likes. This is also useful for seniors who aren't as comfortable as millennials with technology, but want something reliable when it comes to contacting their friends and families.
Here are the current specs for this new phone:
- 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras
- 5-inch qHD AMOLED display
- 1.4GHz quad-core processor
- 1.5GB of RAM
- 2,600mAh removable battery
- MicroSD card slot for expandable memory
The phone is currently only available in South Korea for 199,100 won, which is around 185 US Dollars, or 150€. We have no information on whether or not the phone will be available in Europe, Australia or the US, and Samsung doesn't seem to have answered a request for a comment—but we'll keep you updated on whether or not the phone gets an international release.