Samsung’s latest phone can’t connect to the internet

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Given the recent threats of data theft, data harvesting as well as data mismanagement, Samsung’s newest phone is perfect for those that would prefer to stay off the Internet.

The tech giant is releasing its new Galaxy J2 Pro 2018 model at 199 100 Korean Won or roughly $185 (~R2 200) without the ability to connect to the internet via 3G, LTE or WiFi.

The device isn’t an extremely low end smartphone though. It falls within the mid-range since it’s packing a 1.4GHz quad-core chip paired with 1.5GB RAM and a 2 600mAh battery.

An eight megapixel back camera and five megapixel front camera along with a Super AMOLED 4.9-inch screen round off the device. This makes it perfect for the elderly or for young kids that just require the basics without the internet.

Additionally, Samsung are throwing further support behind this device by offering refunds to South Korean students between the ages of 18 and 21 that purchase the phone before 30 June 2018.

This is presumably to keep them off the internet and more focused on their college entrance exams. If purchased before the aforementioned date, it seems as if the students will get a refund at a later time or can opt to trade in the phone for a different model.

The phone will be available in either black or gold and is currently only on sale in South Korea.

Galaxy J2 Pro


Sahil Lala

Sahil Lala

Sahil is a tech and gaming enthusiast that's been a writer, reviewer, advisor and editor at multiple publications