Yesterday it was a rumor and now it’s official. Ladies and gentlemen, Samsung has officially announced its biggest phone to date, Galaxy W (as in Galaxy Wide), is South Korea.
As we’ve reported before, this unit packs a massive 7-inch screen with 720p HD resolution. In addition, it also packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400), 1.5GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, LTE-A connectivity support, and a 3,200 mAh battery. For some reason, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rather than KitKat (4.4) is running the show.
Design wise, the W has Sammy’s familiar faux leather back with stitch design, while also packing few handy features — for a device this big — such as Split View, Multi Window and Pop Up Play.
In Korea, interested folks will be able to grab the Galaxy W in red, white or black for 499,400 won (about $488).
We’re not sure who in the world would want a phone/phablet this big, but then again – we’re confident Samsung did the research before launching the Galaxy W, which may or may not also hit other markets of the world. We can’t really tell at the moment.