Samsung’s Galaxy J, the Korean giant’s flagship device that was exclusive only in Japan, looks likely to be heading out to international waters. Members of the Taiwanese press have received an invitation about an upcoming launch event that is likely to feature the Galaxy J smartphone.
On paper, the Galaxy J is a hybrid between the company’s two flagship devices, the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3: a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2600mAh battery, and 32GB of expandable storage. The Galaxy J is also water and dust-proof too; a feature that is a staple among Japanese smartphones.
Now, the press invite may only indicate a Taiwan release on December 9, but it does bring about the possibility of a global release. Since the Galaxy S4’s release, other companies have released more powerful and arguably better flagship smartphones. Certain reports also indicate that sales of the Galaxy S4 have been below the company’s initial expectations, so it may be that Samsung may release a “Galaxy S4 refresh” ahead of its upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship next year.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one regarding the possibility of availability here in Malaysia.