Samsung launched their largest phablet or smartphone yet today, after they announced the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy W in South Korea (not to be confused with the 2011 3.7-inch phone Galaxy W (Wonder) i8150).
We wrote about the specs of the Samsung Galaxy W on Saturday, after it had passed through the FCC in the US, which told us that it would launch outside of Asia soon too.
The specs have been confirmed as the same we detailed during the weekend, and these include Android 4.3, with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution TFT display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 8GB storage entry model, a 2MP front camera and a 8MP rear camera, a 3200mAh battery, 4G LTE-A support, and a weight of 245 gram, which is very very light for a 7-inch tablet. It is 187 mm long, which makes it just slightly longer than say the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0.
The Samsung Galaxy W is then a tablet phone, and also features multitasking abilities which we are seeing becoming more and more commonplace on Samsung’s mobile devices. The color options are white, black, and red.
Despite today’s release in Samsung’s home country of South Korea, we don’t know yet when it will launch in the US. But as a 7-inch phablet, it’s an easy target for some predictably silly headlines in the media when it finally does arrive. So you’ll notice its arrival for sure.
– Tom Bowen