Samsung has released a device J2 Pro in South Korea. This is in all senses an ordinary smartphone, except for one nuance: it can not be accessed via the Internet, either through cellular communication, or via Wi-Fi.
The device is designed for students and seniors. The idea is that students during the training should not be distracted by social networks and memes. It is assumed that students will learn better, and it will be more convenient for older people to use the device without additional “complicated” functions.
For 186 dollars (about 11.5 thousand rubles), buyers will receive a smartphone with a 5-inch AMOLED-screen, an unnamed four-core processor, 1.5 gigabytes of RAM and a slot for microSD cards.
In addition, the device is equipped with two cameras: the front by 5 megapixels and the rear by 8 megapixels. The smartphone has an LTE-module, but it does not work for data transfer: only for calls and SMS. The device can not be installed in a classic way – just by downloading an .APK file via USB-cable through the computer. However, there are pre-installed applications, including a calculator, notes and a dictionary.
J2 Pro will cost $ 186 (about 11.5 thousand rubles), but for customers aged 18 to 21 years, Samsung offers a smartphone on special terms. After passing the Suneung exam (local analogue of the Unified State Examination) in 2019 and 2020, students can exchange devices of the Galaxy S, Note and A-series line to J2 Pro for free.
As noted by the publication The Verge, South Korean schoolchildren, a smartphone and the truth can be useful, because they are serious about the final exams. The release of the device in other countries was not reported.