As much as you’d like (and us too) for this to be the Galaxy S 5, we strongly believe it is not, because Samsung has never released two S-flagships in a year — and we don’t think they’ll start now — as well as because this is a video from Samsung Taiwan. Oh, and one little detail: the model number for the Samsung Galaxy J is clearly visible on the video.
As a recap, the Galaxy J is placed somewhere between the Note 3 and the S 4, and was exclusive to Japan’s NTT DoCoMo. It features a five-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Android 4.3 on-board alongside Samsung’s own TouchWiz. This is the the Samsung SC-02F, the same model number shown in the video.
So what do we have here, really? We’re guessing that at the time shown on the Gear, which is 1p Monday, December 9, 2013 (probably Taiwan time), Samsung will announce it’s Galaxy J for Taiwan, or, will announce global availability for the phone, at a Taiwanese event.
How about that metal-looking back? While we’d love for the phone to have an aluminum back (and, why not, construction), we think that this might still be plastic, with a texture mimicking plastic: after all, the Japanese Galaxy J’s white version had the same back, and that’s what we think we see on this video. See below, and at the bottom!