Nokia wasn’t the first smartphone maker to offer its smartphones in a variety of colors, but it looks to have started a trend by making its flagship and mid-range Lumia phones in various bold, bright colors. Apple followed Nokia’s lead last month when it launched the iPhone 5c, and now Samsung has taken a cue from the soon-to-be-former Finnish smartphone maker with its new Galaxy J. The handset moves away from Samsung’s typical, somewhat subdued color palette and is available in deep blue and hot pink in addition to a tamer white tone. Beyond that, it is very much a standard Samsung smartphone with cutting-edge specs that include a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, LTE-A support, a 13-megapixel main camera, a 2,600 mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy J will launch in Japan by the end of the month, but no word yet on an International rollout.
It was only a matter of time before Samsung decided to create a hybrid combining its most popular smartphone with its most popular phablet. Engadget points us to some leaked pictures of Samsung’s new Galaxy J, a new device that has the smaller size of the Galaxy S4 but the internals and overall design of the Galaxy Note 3. Among other things the Galaxy J features a 5-inch display, a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. The device is only releasing in Japan for now, however, so you shouldn’t expect to see it on your local carrier anytime soon. A leaked picture of the Galaxy J follows below. More →