A report released yesterday June 1, shows that Samsung are continuing their push for complete Android domination by releasing yet another smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy W, however this time one could argue that it is not a smartphone at all. The Samsung Galaxy W is a follow up to the South Korean tech giants' 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega, and for those of you who like big screens, you will be overjoyed to know that the Galaxy W has a whopping 7-inch display.
Samsung apparently wants to be known for having the largest smartphones on the market, and with the Galaxy W, one would have to think that they will hold that title for quite some time. Last years Samsung Galaxy Mega never really took off quite as much as they thought it would, simply because consumers were not impressed with the overall size of the 6.3-inch device, so quite why Samsung thinks a 7-inch version of the phone will win people over is not clear.
The Galaxy W does feature a relatively compact design for a large phone, and Samsung claim it is thin enough to be held in one hand while making a phone call. For a flagship device though, the specifications are a little disappointing. The massive Galaxy W's 7-inch screen will only have a resolution of 720p, and the quad-core processor is clocked at just 1.2 GHz. The Galaxy W will come with just 16GB of internal storage (expandable with SD cards), which seems small considering this is targeted at audiences who want to take all of their media with them. On the back of the Galaxy W you will find a 8-megapixel camera, and around the front you will find a 2-megapixel front facing camera. Even more disappointing is that fact the the Galaxy W will not even ship with the latest version of Android (4.4 KitKat), and will instead ship with Android 4.3 Jellybean.
The Galaxy W might have mediocre specifications, but the price does not reflect this at all. The device will be selling for 499,400 Won in South Korea off contract (roughly $490), so one can assume that that will likely be the price when the Galaxy W is released on these shores. Obviously Samsung are expecting customers to treat this phone as a two-in-one purchase (both a smartphone and tablet), but just how many people will want to hold a 7-inch device up to their head to call their mom remains unclear.