7-inch Samsung Galaxy W smartphone gets official in South Korea
Samsung is trying to push the definition of a phablet further than it’s ever been. But how big is too big? Some people asked this exact question back when the Korean company unveiled the original Galaxy Note. So clearly 5.3″ isn’t too big. But what about a 7-inch smartphone? How does that sound?
That’s essentially the proposition behind the newly announced Samsung Galaxy W. Right now it’s destined only to South Korea (and will be sold exclusively by SK Telecom), but who knows, maybe we’ll see something like this elsewhere in the future. It’s interesting to note that with this device Samsung has started reusing names, since there already was a Galaxy W released in 2011. But maybe that was just easily forgettable.
The new Samsung Galaxy W probably won’t be, though. We’ve seen quite a few tablets with phone-making capabilities lately, but look at the picture above – it seems like Samsung wants people to actually talk into this thing like they would into a phone. Crazy, right?
The Galaxy W has a 7-inch 720p HD touchscreen (with 16:9 aspect ratio like phones, and not 16:10 like a tablet), an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support, LTE-A, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3,200 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 191.8×99.6×8.8 mm, and it weighs 245 grams. That’s extremely compact for a tablet, but pretty huge for a phone.