On Friday we saw the first press render of Samsung’s 7-inch phone/phablet tentatively called Galaxy Mega 7.0 aka Galaxy Mega 2. Today, the South Korean company has launched the device in Korea as the Samsung Galaxy W. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G India launch nearing as support page goes live
As expected, the Galaxy W isn’t a flagship device and specifications-wise it features a 7-inch HD 720p display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM. Also included is an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card, and a 3,200mAh battery. On the software front, it runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rather than KitKat. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go powered by Intel Jasper Lake Celeron processor revealed
Talking of dimensions, the Galaxy W is 191.8mm tall, 99.6mm wide and 8.8mm thick and weighs in at 245 grams. While it surely is big, Samsung has tried to keep the device as slim as possible to make it easy to use in one hand. In comparison the Asus FonePad 7, which is a 7-inch tablet with voice calling capabilities, sports dimensions of 196.8x120x10.5mm and weighs in at 328 grams. Also Read - Samsung Odyssey G3, Odyssey G5, Odyssey G7 gaming monitors launched: Details here
The Galaxy W is priced at $489, which is approximately Rs 28,900. There is currently no word on when Samsung plans on launching the device in other markets including India.