Aimed at students, Samsung launches smartphone without internet connectivity
Samsung has announced a smartphone that cannot connect to the internet, so students can avoid distractions during examinations and focus on studying. Launched in South Korea, the internet-less Galaxy J2 Pro phone will allow you to perform basic functions such as make calls, send messages, click photos. The phone also features an offline DioDict4 dictionary to help translate between English and Korean. Here's more.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro will ship with a data block feature in South Korea and cannot connect to Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, or 4G LTE. The phone gets a 5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM. The phone also sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 5-megapixel f/2.2 aperture front camera.
The Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) comes with 16GB of on-board storage that is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/A-GPS, Micro-USB 2.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone also packs a 2,600mAh battery along with on-board sensors including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro has been priced at KRW 199,100 (around Rs. 12,200) in South Korea and will be available in Black and Gold colors. Samsung is also offering a promotional scheme for students taking the national exam. Under the scheme, students can exchange this phone for a high-end model (in the Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy A series) after their exams.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of high-school seniors take a national college entrance exam called 'suneung', which is held in November. The exams are deemed so important that the Korean government streamlines public transport and deploys law enforcement agencies during the period.
Samsung has launched a smartphone with no internet connectivity, aimed at students taking exams to avoid distraction.— NewsBytes (@NewsBytesApp) April 14, 2018
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