June 7, 2014
Samsung unveils the supersized Galaxy W in South Koreaby Gavril Mankoo
Phablets are not dying. Instead, more and more technology manufacturers are unveiling these offspring of tablets and smartphones. The most recent device to join the phablet ranks is the extremely large Galaxy W. This isn’t the first time Samsung has unveiled a phone with the Galaxy W moniker, though the new device is an upgraded version of the previous release. Sporting a 7-inch screen in a chassis that’s far from bulky and remains surprisingly compact, the phone is a treat to look at! If fitting this one in tight jean pockets isn’t your biggest peeve, the new Galaxy W is actually a pretty good smartphone/tablet.
Inside, the Samsung Galaxy W packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Just why the South Korean company didn’t give it the insides of a Note 3 is beyond our understanding. The Galaxy W runs Android 4.3 OS and has 16GB internal memory storage. The phablet sports two cameras, an 8 megapixel snapper on its back and a 2 megapixel on its front to keep the selfiesh folk happy. With LTE-A support and 3200mAh battery, the phone includes a faux leather and stitch design, Split View, Multi Window, Pop Up Play. The Galaxy W will be made available in red, white and black for approximately $490 in South Korea.