Samsung took off the wraps of its latest phablet the Samsung Galaxy W. This is the biggest smartphone that was ever released by the Korean Giant. The screen size is already as big as a full-fledged tablet like Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 or Google Nexus 7 with its 7-inch display.
This device is supposed to be called the Mega 2.0 with the company considering its wide-screen real estate as its marquee feature. Samsung previously released Samsung Mega 5.8 and 6.3. And the release of this handheld makes it the biggest “phablet” in the face of the planet.
The 7-inch display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1280 x 720p resolution. Under the hood, this phablet is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. However, it's not gifted with the latest Android KitKat and is still stuck with the lesser Android Jellybean (v4.3) operating system.
Samsung Galaxy W will have a basic 16GB of expandable storage for your photos, apps and other files. Speaking of photos, it's equipped with an 8MP main snapper and 2MP secondary camera. The phablet has an LTE-A connectivity which is the next generation 4G speeds. This hefty gadget will also be powered by 3200mAh battery to compensate its larger display.
You will like its premium Note 3-like faux leather back which is available in three colors: white, black and red. It also has nice features like split-screen effect, pop up videos and multi window view. The phone debuted first in South Korea for the price of 499,409 won ($490 or around Php 21,000). With the success of its other siblings like Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 in the country, there is high chance it’s going to land here in the Philippines soon.