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Samsung’s 7-inch phablet-defining ‘Galaxy W’ is official in Korea


It may not be the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 that has been rumored widely, but a new smartphone/tablet dubbed the Galaxy W has now been made official in Korea (via Engadget). Clocking in at 7 inches, its screen size isn’t far off from other Samsung phablets — like the Galaxy Mega 6.3 — and ultimately, holding it up to your face will feel dorky as ever. But this phone in particular hopes to be the best tablet-smartphone blend yet, promising to be more comfortable than other 7-inchers in the market.

We reported on a 7-inch mystery device that passed through the FCC late last week, and it’s clear that this may very well be that device when comparing specs. Both that FCC filing as well as this press release describe the phone as having a 7-inch display (sadly at just 720p), a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and a camera duo made up of a 2-megapixel front-facing lens and an 8-megapixel primary lens.

The device is going to ship with almost-year-old Android 4.3, and will have an off-contract price tag of approximately 499,400 won — or $489.

More details on Samsung’s Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy W, Galaxy Y, and Galaxy Y Pro

This morning we reported Samsung is going to expand their Galaxy S line by adding “R”, “W”, “M”, and “Y” to the line-up. Tonight we have more details on these four phones (via This is my next), which will all launch with Gingerbread. Sadly, we don’t know the pricing or carriers quite yet.

The one we are most thrilled about is the Galaxy Y (pictured above), which packs a nice 3-inch display. If Samsung can sell this phone for $100 we think they will open up a totally new market. While the specs aren’t the greatest, you’re getting your money’s worth for $100.

  • HSDPA 7.2/ HSUPA 5.76 900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • 832MHz Processor
  • 3.0-inch QVGA(320×240) TFT LCD display
  • Camera: 2-megapixel
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity
  • 160MB Internal memory + 2GB inbox + microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Size & weight: 104 x 58 x 11.5mm, 97.5 g
  • Battery: 1,200 mAh, 300-minute talk time

Check out the other 3 after the break: