Samsung, the dominating ace in the tech market is about to unveil its Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet at an unpacking event which is expected to happen on 2nd August. But prior to the big reveal, Samsung is unveiling another smartphone to its home market in Korea, called the Samsung Galaxy Wide and bearing a price tag of KRW 319,000. The phone is expected to be made available in the coming weeks.
In the specs department, the device bears a 5.5-inch TFT display panel which accommodates a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. For performance, the device draws power from Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz quad-core offering, the Snapdragon 410 SoC which is complemented by 2GB of RAM. The device houses 16GB of storage which can be expanded all the way up to 128GB by using a microSD card.
For the photography enthusiasts, the device has a 13-megapixel offering on the rear of the device which has built-in autofocus and is complemented by Flash while the front panel houses a 5-megapixel camera module for all your selfies needs. The device packs a punch in the battery department having a big 3000mAh battery which claims to give around 12 hours of video playback time with Audio playback lasting around 78 hours.
For connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Wide offers the basic antenna bands that required and also boasts of 4G connectivity. Additionally, the phone has NFC capabilities and is bestowed with the latest Bluetooth 4.1 connection. The dimensions of the phone stand at 151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2mm and the elegant phone weighs around 171 grams.
As of this moment, the device has been made available only in South Korea and no information about its availability in other markets has been revealed. An interesting thing that was observed on this phone was the model number SM-G600S which is identical to Galaxy On7 which was revealed last year. The specs of both the devices are similar which means that this new device is just a re branded variant designed for the Korean market.
Meanwhile, Samsung is also expected to release its estimated earnings for the second quarter and analysts have predicted that the company has seen profitability of more than 13 percent when compared to the same period last year.