Samsung Release Galaxy W in South Korea

We heard quite recently that Samsung will release an unusually large smartphone model with 7-inch display. The Galaxy W is an essentially a massive mid-tier smartphone with 720p display resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.

It also offers a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, 1.5GB of RAM, 3200mAh battery and 8Mp rear-facing camera. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is preinstalled, which is not the newest software version available.

Despite its 7-inch display, the Galaxy W isn’t a tablet and it is meant to top the Sony Xperia Z Ultra with its 6.44-inch display. Samsung previously broke a record in terms of smartphone display with the Galaxy Mega 6.3 that features a 6.3-inch display.

The Samsung Galaxy W will be available for USD $487 or 499,400 South Korean Won. The phone is available in red, white and black. It should be noted that it isn’t the first Galaxy W. Samsung launched a device with similar name back in 2011. It was a smartphone with 3.7-inch display and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Consumers in Western countries typically find smartphones with excessively large display unappealing, so the Galaxy W could be confined only in Asian region.