Phone without Internet?

It is in mid 90’s the use of internet drastically increased. With advent of technologies there has been a greater use of Internet in almost all fields. Unfortunately people are becoming less productive as A to Z information is available on internet. Just a click you get to view plethora of information. Is it the right trend? partially yes and no. For school and university students, the daily use of internet has resulted in distraction from academic point of view. Various surveys and studies confirms that extensive use of social media, getting addicted to online games by students is making them less productive, which is really a bad trend. This behaviour is called as Internet addiction disorder. Internet addiction disorder (IAD), also known as problematic Internet use or pathological Internet use, refers to excessive use that interferes with daily life.

Keeping this in mind Samsung has come up with Galaxy J2 Pro, which literally blocks mobile data connections. This is said to be a great move by Samsung. Hoping to be launched in South Korea buy June 30, the company has come up with some great discounts for students in the age between 18 to 21. With less distractions from social media memes, trolls and social media apps students will be able to concentrate on studies and score well in exams.

What’s even funnier is that the specs of this phone aren’t half bad. Priced at ₩199,100 (about $240), the J2 Pro features a 5-inch QHD AMOLED screen, an unnamed quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and a microSD card slot. The phone even has a 5-MP cam in front and a 8-MP cam in back, which means you can use the phone to snap all the photos you want – as long as you don’t mind not being able to share them with anyone.

That isn’t completely true, because if you want to go through the hassle of snapping some pictures and then transferring them off the phone via a USB cable or microSD card, you can still upload the photos to the internet.

It’s a similar situation for apps. There isn’t really anything stopping someone from side loading software onto the J2 Pro using a standard Android APK, just so long as the app itself doesn’t require a data connection to function. That means dictionary, calculator and note-taking apps should function just fine, while Snap chat, Instagram and Facebook remain out of commission.

But if you think about it for a minute, this no-internet Smartphone is actually a stroke of genius. If there was some kind of barrier of entry, even one with an easy workaround such as this, there’s a good chance there’d be a lot less dick pictures or life-sucking apps floating around, constantly vying for our attention.

Unfortunately, while the Galaxy J2 Pro is already available in Australia for $229, the Australian model appears to have full internet capabilities. That’s a shame, because I bet there’s a lot of people others than South Korean students and senior citizens could benefit from an internet-incapable phone.

REFERENCES

  1. https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/04/samsungs-smartphone-that-cant-connect-to-the-internet-is-actually-a-great-idea/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_addiction_disorder