Samsung Taiwan posted a teaser video on the web recently, showing us what seemed to be a smartphone with a metallic case. The web was abuzz with speculation we were going to see a metal Galaxy S5 today, but in fact Samsung only unveiled the Galaxy J for the Taiwanese market.



The elegant newcomer has already been selling in Japan since October, but it has now arrived to Taiwan, where it’s priced at $740 unlocked. It will hit the shops next week in red and white and it will also come to the 4 major Taiwan carriers at lower prices. Samsung Galaxy J is a 5 inch smartphone with a Full HD Super AMOLED screen, a quad core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel camera.

The handset runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and will certainly support an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat, since it can handle it easily. It also comes with LTE, NFC, a 2 MP front camera, microSD card slot and a 2600 mAh battery. You can consider this a big Galaxy S4 upgrade, or a slight Galaxy Note 3 downgrade.

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