Samsung video tease shows Samsung Galaxy J, not metallic Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung video tease shows Samsung Galaxy J, not metallic Samsung Galaxy S5
It really seemed for a few minutes as though Samsung had posted a video showing a few seconds of a metallic Samsung Galaxy S5. After all, with the tag line "Just for you," it seemed that the Korean OEM was acknowledging all of those people who asked the company to drop the plastic for the next iteration of its flagship Android phone.

But a number of things put the kibosh on those thoughts. What we are looking at is the Samsung Galaxy J for Taiwan. The first clue is the constant use of the letter "J" in the teaser. Just fit, Just Simple and Just elegant are three examples. Also, the video is from Samsung's Taiwan subsidiary. Taiwan is where the Galaxy J was recently certified. Lastly, as published elsewhere, at the 8 second mark of the video, a tiny model number can be seen. It reads SC-02F which happens to be the model number of the Samsung Galaxy J.

Hey, the Samsung Galaxy J is nothing to scoff at with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU expected under the hood along with 3GB of RAM and support for LTE-A. We earlier described it as a cross between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so it comes from pretty good stock, wouldn't you say? As far as an unveiling date, the Galaxy Gear at the beginning of the video reads December 9th which is this coming Monday.



source: SamsungTaiwan via Engadget

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33 Comments

27. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

---"it seemed that the Korean OEM was acknowledging all of those people who asked the company to drop the plastic for the next iteration of its flagship Android phone."--- I would like to know the source of this information please. I personally, know of no one that asked Samsung for this. I believe this is manipulation of media sites. We consumers could easily argue that with millions upon millions of Samsung phones being sold, polycarbonate doesn't seem to be a problem. This doesn't appear that "all of those people" are asking for metal bodies. As someone that had been in media for many years, I'm asking these tech blog sites to quit trying to brainwash readers into false requests. John B.

28. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

To further iterate, I would like to go on record that I personally wrote to Samsung and commended the direction of keeping their phones consumer friendly in terms of functionality and accessibility to key components. Not following status quo. I also pointed out their success to sales as holding that stance. Since I represent the common consumer, I decided to leave other manufacturers and move to Samsung for this reason. So once again tech sites, quit the mind games of self-gratification. How many of you would purchase a Samsung now just because they went metal? John B.

25. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

see the date 9 dec monday on smart watch............. tomorrow may be something big coming

22. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Everyone can relax Sammy did this to make a buzz to hype up the j series that's all official S5 will be out April

19. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

LOL!!!!!! This is to funny. A samsung phone that looks like a knock off iPhone 5 and the "S" boy/girls go bananas! LOL! Seriously, what was so special about what was shown?

20. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

No one "go bananas" iBoy. Take it easy. Sealed tin-can is not for us. It's for you. Giving you chance to experience better OS, freedom, and functionality, Because, as the tech media said- you can not live without cheap aluminum tin can, and you hate SD and swappable battery. Congrat

18. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Yup . It's not S5 , and will never be. It's JUST FOR YOU iMorons, so to shut up. PA:"it seemed that the Korean OEM was acknowledging all of those people who asked the company to drop the plastic...." blah, blah. WHO ARE, those 'people", PA? You the tech media and all other iboys bashing Samsung, pretending that care about Samsung, not to bankrupt??? ROTFL If Samsung gives you sealed tin-can "premium" handicap crap(as you were whining for), let's see how many of you will throw out their lovely puny iphones to buy it?

16. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

Just Do It.... wait, that's Nike

6. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

just......boring

5. taikucing unregistered

the design is still the same -_-

10. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

same like other companies..

13. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Lol!! its been the same since S3, its 2014 not 2012 S2 is far the best sammy designed.

21. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

we are talking the galaxy j right?? and you now what year we are still now?? who talk about 2014?? c'mon i know you smart enough to understand this discussion..

24. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Yup!! But the problem with J is same old design with great materials!! That's it!! Hoping S5 wont be a disaster

26. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But the thing is that tje other companies have stylish and bautiful design, unlike Samsung.

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2427; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Are you joking, or is appeasing brainwashed victims of Apple's marketing and tech site bottom feeding tirade seeping into retardation now? Those Xperia, iPhones and Lumias all seem to be things you cut out of your own little fantasy world of delusion.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I hope they'll also make the touchwizz sleek and elegant.

7. GeekMovement unregistered

+1 Yes I hope they change the look of touchwiz and also make it smoother though with all those features and samsung apps/bloatware... it might be difficult lol.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tried the Note 3? TouchWIZ doesn't slow it down any.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yeah, it only took 50% more RAM than any other high end device and the most powerful mobile SoC released this year to eliminate the lag. So, any device with less than 3 GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 800 will lag on the current version of Samsung's Touchwiz, which is the case for every single Samsung device except for the Note 3 and Note 10.1. That is not okay. You shouldn't have to be required to buy the best device currently available to have a good experience.

31. GeekMovement unregistered

I haven't tried the note 3 unfortunately, but I would love to just like I would love to have the rest of the latest flagships. I'm coming from Samsung Galaxy S(1), Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Samsung Galaxy Note II. I've heard that the note 3 is lag free which makes me really excited since all the other devices did have lag here and there just as Berzerk000 explained.

3. GeekMovement unregistered

hm i'm curious to see how elegant and refreshing the Galaxy S5's design will be. Wonder if it'll be similar to the Galaxy J.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

give me a higher quality chassis and de-bloat the os a bit and i might would get a Galaxy S5.

1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Not interested I want the s5

9. wilsong17 unregistered

you clearly are why did you bother to comment

14. JMartin22

Posts: 2427; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

What's that have to do with anything? He can give his opinion, whether its positive, negative, or passive.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

1st of all they need to stop saying "not 5s" because it's too early to announce the s5

17. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

It's clearly NOT S5 , and it's written - coming soon. It's JUST FOR YOU iMorons, so to shut up. PA:"it seemed that the Korean OEM was acknowledging all of those people who asked the company to drop the plastic...." blah, blah. WHO ARE, those 'people", PA? You the tech media and all other iboys bashing Samsung, pretending that care about Samsung, not to bankrupt??? ROTFL If Samsung gives you sealed tin-can "premium" handicap crap(as you were whining for), let's see how many of you will trow the iphones to buy it?

29. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

This is all propoganda from media tech sites. I'm beginning to think that they are not for the common consumer. They are in the industry to muster false info in order to feel powerful enough to change a course. Two manufacturers are killing. Samsung and Apple. Apple has one business model and Samsung a different one. With other manufacturers going metal with very little success, Samsung is leaving the gap wide open for those that didn't want Apple' or other manufacturers ways. With Samsung obviously being the most dominant phone manufacfurer around the globe, maybe the others manufacturers should rethink their thought process. And the tech sites as well. John B.

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

U mean saw 5

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