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Samsung Galaxy J announced in Japan

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Another variant of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S4 flagship is now official. Known as the Samsung Galaxy J, this 5-inch smartphone is headed for NTT Docomo and comes with specs tailored for the Japanese market.

As an offshoot of the S4, the Samsung Galaxy J offers a faster Snapdragon 800 processor (up from 600), Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and powerful cameras. The handset also borrows rugged features from the Galaxy S4 Active, making it resistant to water and dust. Though using a 5-inch screen akin to the S4, the J’s rounded corners bear resemblance to the Galaxy Note 3. There’s 3G RAM and 32GB storage onboard, with external expansion available up to a whopping 64GB using a microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy J Specs

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Dimensions: 137 x 70 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 146g
  • 5-inch Super AMOLED (1080×1920 Full HD), ~441ppi
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • microSD support to 64GB
  • 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 3G, HSDPA, LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2600mAh battery

Also included in the Samsung Galaxy J is the 1Seg TV tuner, which should allow Japanese folks access to their favorite over-the-air programming. There’s streaming to Nottv, Japan’s smartphone-only TV station, too. Besides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS connectivity, the device also supports Xi LTE networks in Japan.

Available colors for the Samsung Galaxy J are coral pink, satin white, and lapis blue. These colors of choice will be featured not only in the back and sides, but also in the home button. The device is slated for a late October launch, with no indication for release outside Japan. No pricing information is available, though NTT Docomo will be revealing more about the Galaxy J on October 10 along with its winter smartphone lineup.

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