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Samsung just unveiled a smartphone that’s bigger than some tablets

Samsung Galaxy W Specs and Price

Forget the Notes and the Megas, which are already extremely large Android handsets, because Samsung on Monday introduced a 7-inch smartphone, its biggest Android phone yet. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy W, the phone isn’t a flagship device by any means. Instead, it’s a 7-inch tab-phab-phoneblet that has the ability to make cellular calls. It will be available in South Korea later this month.

When it comes to specs, the Galaxy W isn’t thrilling at all for a 2014 handset. It packs a 7-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD support, 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE-A support and 3200mAh battery. The phone measures 191.8 x 99.6 x 8.8 mm and weighs 245g.

Sadly, as Google is rumored to release a new Android OS version soon, Samsung’s gigantic handset will only run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and it’s not clear when it’s getting a KitKat build. On top of Android, Samsung will have various software features in place for users, including the split-screen and multi-window that are usually found on Galaxy Note devices – but without the stylus support.

The phablet will cost 499,400 won in South Korea, or around $490 unlocked, and will be available in black, white and red faux leather. It’s not clear whether the handset will be available in other markets later this year.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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