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    Samsung releases $186 ‘dumb phone’ that can’t connect to the internet to help students curb social media addiction

    Samsung has built a smartphone for users who want to disconnect from the internet. 
    Called the Galaxy J2 Pro, it has similar specs and design of one of Samsung’s high-end smartphones, but it can’t run apps or connect to the web. 
    So don’t try using this ‘dumb phone’ to Google something or check Facebook
    Samsung says the J2 Pro is aimed at helping students regain their focus in the classroom, instead of constantly getting distracted by sending their friends Snapchats and sharing memes on Instagram. 
     
    The firm is even issuing a limited time discount for buyers aged 18 to 21 who want to get their hands on the device, which has a price tag of 199,199 won or $186 (£130).
    Even though the J2 Pro is billed as a budget device, it still has some fairly decent specs. 
    The device comes in black or gold and has a 5-inch qHD super AMOLED display, a quad-core processor, 1.5gb of RAM and a microSD card slot. 
    It even has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera and an eight megapixel camera on the back, which means you can take pretty decent photos with the phone — despite not being able to share them on your favorite social media apps. 
    Even without internet connectivity, users can still make phone calls, send messages and use apps that don’t require the web to function, such as dictionary or calculator apps. 

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