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Samsung releases smartphone with no data access

2018/04/13 09:10

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SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday released a new budget smartphone in South Korea targeting students seeking to avoid distractions by restricting access to 3G and 4G networks as well as WiFi.

The South Korean tech giant said it has released the Galaxy J2 Pro, which supports basic features such as phone calls, text messages and cameras but cannot access the Internet. The company said the model will not only be attractive to students but to seniors as well.

Samsung said the smartphone will still come with a dictionary application to help students find vocabulary words without having to access the web.

The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.

The device comes with 1GB RAM and a 2,600mAh replaceable battery. The data storage capacity stands at 16GB.

The Galaxy J2 Pro comes in black and gold colors with a price tag of 199,100 won (US$185).

Samsung Electronics said students purchasing the Galaxy J2 Pro through June will receive a full refund through a special promotion if they buy the upper-level Galaxy S or Galaxy A smartphones after the end of their college exams.

This photo released by Samsung Electronics Co. on April 13, 2018, shows the Galaxy J2 Pro smartphone. (Yonhap) This photo released by Samsung Electronics Co. on April 13, 2018, shows the Galaxy J2 Pro smartphone. (Yonhap)

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