Samsung J2 Pro is the smartphone for those who don't want internet connectivity

Samsung J2 Pro is the smartphone for those who don't want internet connectivity
When you think about all of the things you can do with your smartphone, naturally you grasp the importance of internet connectivity. Without this connection, you wouldn't be able to use the browser on your phone, or open up most apps. But believe it or not, there are some consumers (a rather small subset) who want a smartphone, but without the ability to be connected. This leaves the device offering a limited number of capabilities, especially for a phone using the word "Pro" in its name.

The Samsung J2 Pro comes with a 5-inch display carrying a 540 x 960 resolution (qHD, not to be confused with QHD). So far, you have the makings of a "mini" handset. The chipset powering the phone carries a quad-core CPU running at a clock speed of 1.4GHz, and 1.5GB of RAM is inside. The amount of native storage is 16GB, and the camera combo weighs in, back to front, at 8MP and 5MP respectively. Keeping the lights on is a 2600mAh battery, and there is a fingerprint scanner. An unknown version of Android is pre-installed.

So what can the Samsung J2 Pro do? Well, it can make phone calls. And yes, it can receive phone calls, too. It also will send/receive text messages. Priced at 199,100 Korean won (equivalent to $190 USD at current exchange rates), the J2 Pro would make a great phone to give the kids if you're the type of parent that worries about the little ones going online. You also have to be the kind of parent that doesn't care that their kids will be teased endlessly. Senior citizens, many of whom don't quite grasp how a regular smartphone works, would be another possible target that Sammy can market this device to.

Unfortunately, the Samsung J2 Pro will reportedly be offered in Korea only, and that is a terrible shame. Judging from the questions that House and Senate members tossed at Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week, most members of Congress might be best served by a phone that doesn't go online.

source: SlashGear



1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

All that and no wifi for 190$? No wonder Samsung is losing market share in many countries.

5. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 192; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

without wifi, you might as well get nokia 3310 or any nokia features phone with same price

2. Ayman123

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 01, 2017

Available in Malaysia for rm499 ($120) ..nice phone with a pretty good Build Quality

7. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Seriously, smartphone without a internet connectivity charging for that much? With that price, I rather take Nokia 1/5 or Redmi 5 and disable the internet connectivity, not to mention mudah and lowyat forum can get better 2nd hand deal.

3. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Are you sure phonearena? In malaysia it has wifi and lte connectivity and the price is 499. Check this link

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah, a kosher phone, eh? Or is made for the followers of neo-luddism philosophy? You know, ultra-backward anti-tech people who are stuck in 18th century Victorian Era? I think they should write 'texts' with a dip pen made of feathers and deliver them via pigeons. I mean, it's cheating to use cellular networks in the so called 'Victorian Era', innit? The deceased queen would be so displeased... Oh well, G'Day!

6. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

This phone is for sale in New Zealand for $250 NZD with WiFi and all that fully working so no idea why writer thinks only available in South Korea without WiFi :/

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