South Korea's Samsung Electronics has unveiled a mobile phone without data access which is aimed at students who want to avoid distractions during examinations. The Galaxy J2 Pro is conceived as a basic version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy range, with different technical features, Efe news reported.
First unveiled in Vietnam earlier this year, the J2 Pro that boasts front and 8MP rear camera with flash with a high-resolution five-inch screen, does not have access to the 3G and 4G data networks, although it can be connected to the internet on WiFi networks.
The Galaxy maker said besides students, the phone is ideal for elderly people who do not use the internet regularly. In South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro was launched at $185 (1,99,100 won), and with a promotional scheme for students which allows them to exchange it for a high-end model after exams finish.
Tens of thousands of students take the university exams that are usually held in November. The exams are considered so important that South Korea streamlines public transport and deploys law enforcement agencies during the period.
The Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) offers 16GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). With the exception of South Korea, 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.