The XDA-Developers recently reported a list of unannounced Samsung smartphones, and one among them was the Crown.
That's right, Samsung's new Galaxy J2 Pro (it ain't a "pro" anything if it can't go online) is intentionally created to have no way to go online. Samsung is unleashing this smartphone upon the South Korean public.
Do you think this will actually help students to stay focus on their studies? It's the most important exam of their lives. The other group being targetted is the senior citizen crowd.
The phone still lets you make calls, send texts, take photos and videos, and whatever else you can do offline. There's no 3G. No 4G or LTE. Forget about Wi-Fi. Nothing. The device supports all the essential functions of the phone such as calling and texting but it can not connect to 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, or even Wi-Fi.
Yes, it comes as a surprise as Samsung had spoken at a length about the Infinity Display during the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 launch past year. There is also a vertical setup that reminisces of the Apple flagship and of course a variant with the usual camera placement for Samsung - in the center.
The device costs around 200,000 won, or about $190, which seems quite expensive when you consider some of the other low-end handsets available.
The device has a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution, powered by a Quad-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.4 GHz, has 1.5 GB of RAM and drive 16 GB (expandable via SD slot).
Which is why Samsung has also made the US$180 phone part of an offer that will see its purchase price reimbursed if buyers who sit the test later acquire another more capable Samsung device. If that's the case, then more power to you.