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Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy W launches in China as the Tab Q, still makes phone calls

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Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy W launches in China as the Tab Q, still makes phone calls
Samsung released its odd Galaxy W in South Korea at the beginning of June, and it’s now bringing it to other markets. The device was officially introduced in China, where it’s known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Q.

Just like the version that’s available in Samsung’s home country, the Tab Q sports a 7-inch display with 720 x 1,280 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio (this is what makes it odd). Despite the fact that it has a new name - which suggests it’s a tablet - the Galaxy Tab Q can make phone calls. Of course, at 191.84 x 99.7 x 8.95 mm and 250 grams, it’s not the ideal product to help you carry a conversation, but the functionality is there anyway.

The Tab Q runs Android (apparently 4.3 Jelly Bean), and further comes with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, LTE, NFC, 2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3,200 mAh battery. It has two versions in China: SM-T2556 and SM-T2558, the latter offering dual SIM capabilities.

We assume that Samsung will release the Tab Q / Galaxy W in other countries in the near future, although there’s no confirmation on this yet. Anyhow, would you use this as your main phone? Let us know in the comments!


source: Samsung China (1), (2)

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posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:39

1. LeBrownJames (Posts: 102; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


Is it me or I am just reading so many Samsung related posts lately? Did PA switch allegiance?

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 02:08

10. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Because samsung article gives more click than apple or nokia/microsoft or bb. Samsung is more interesting than apple right now.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 08:58 3

2. The-Sailor-Man (limited) (Posts: 885; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"Did PA switch allegiance?"

Not at all. They just made the bashing of Samsung harder lately.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:04 1

3. LeBrownJames (Posts: 102; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


Nope I won't use this as my main phone. I'd rather have Note 3 Neo than this crap.

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 02:09

11. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


This phone target market is NOT you. But someone who want an AFFORDABLE phone, and don't want to buy a tablet.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:04 2

4. kkmkk (Posts: 87; Member since: 06 May 2013)


i really want a phone with 6.1 inch screen with super slim bezel around it with latest specifications in the market ex>( 8k display - 128 mp camera - 8g ram - 2tb storage - water and dust prof - quad front stereo speaker - 16 core 5 ghz snapdragon 2000 - 2000 core gpu - 10000mah battery) this would be my dream phone

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 09:06 3

5. LeBrownJames (Posts: 102; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


Try going to China and you might find your ideal phone. Otherwise, wait until 2020.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 12:25 1

7. RandomUsername (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


lol what do u need 8 speakers for :P

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 02:10

12. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


He might be confusing phone with android auto

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 10:00

13. kkmkk (Posts: 87; Member since: 06 May 2013)


just think about having an 8 stero speakers in front of your phone
that would be amazing and the hero phone for multimedia

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 10:00 4

6. yuepc000 (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


I'd take it any day it's available in the US if it's under $300. Two devices in one! Can't beat that. I always use 2 hands with my devices and disdain one-hand opeartions. I would love to talk with a 7" tablet next to my ear if only for the pleasure of seeing pretentious people disgusted in horror. They'd better grow up and get used to it. BTW, using a headphone to talk via the tablet will be very nice if I can surf the web and check email at the same time. People opposed to phablets don't know what they are missing.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 17:36 1

8. gigaraga (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


First in korea, next china. Please release in worldwide...I like it! It's the perfect size!

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 18:33 2

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 2921; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


1GB of Ram? Next!!

posted on 26 Jul 2014, 14:29

14. fzacek (Posts: 1671; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I just couldn't live with that 720p display and only 1GB of RAM...

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