Samsung is selling the Galaxy W smartphone in South Korea. It is a smartphone with an impressive screen (7 inches) that does not shine well by its technical characteristics.
Samsung pushes even further the concept of Android phablet offering in the South Korean market the Galaxy W: a 7 inch model! It is closer to the tablet format but that does not stop to make phone calls as a smartphone.
Not to be confused with the Samsung Z in Tizen. One could compare the model Galaxy W with MediaPad X1 of Huawei (presented at the last Mobile World Congress but not yet sold).
Beyond its impressive size, the Samsung phablet is not particularly conspicuous by its technical specifications. It is well equipped with a HD slab for a maximum display resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. The screen resolution is particularly light if we take into account its very large size.
The Galaxy W is equipped with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and 1.5 GB of RAM. Everything is accompanied by a native storage capacity of 16 GB (expandable via micro SD). This smartphone sports a primary camera of 8 megapixels and a secondary 2 megapixel.
The gigantic screen involves high energy consumption of the Galaxy W, so Samsung has opted for installing a 3200 mAh battery consistently. This has the effect of increasing even more weight for the unit that reaches far beyond the 245 grams and thus doubles the usual weight of the smartphones most commonly used by the public.
All these specifications are more a midrange. Also this smartphone is offered with an old version of Android, namely 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy W is now sold in South Korea for the equivalent of 367 euros. A particularly high price still mainly motivated by the screen size and design efforts that wants to promote the firm.
Samsung does not specify its intentions for international marketing but says that has not ruled out selling the Galaxy W in the United States and Europe.