Meet Samsung’s first ‘true phablet’


Earlier today, Samsung unveiled its latest super-sized smartphone, with a declaration that it’s the only ‘true phablet’ on the market. Apart from a gigantic screen, the Galaxy W really doesn’t have much going for it — it features some pretty mediocre specifications and ships running an older build of the Android operating system.

The Galaxy W sports a 7-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, LTE-A support, Bluetooth 4.0 and a beefy 3,200 mAh removable battery.

The phablet ships running the latest build of Android 4.4.3 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz user interface, which Samsung claims is the “easier way to use your device, giving you intuitive control over everyday tasks.”

Unfortunately, we have no information with regards to pricing or an official launch date, but we do know that it will be a Korean exclusive. So residents here in the U.S. won’t be able to get their hands on a unit unless they choose to have one imported, which could work out somewhat expensive.