7-inch Samsung Galaxy W to be launched soon, 16:9 screen aspect ratio included

7-inch Samsung Galaxy W to be launched soon, 16:9 screen aspect ratio included

The Samsung SM-T2558 that we showed you last month hasn’t been announced yet, but it seems that it might be officially presented in South Korea soon. A Korean website recently published a promo image that shows the device, while revealing that it’s supposed to be called Samsung Galaxy W (at least at SK Telecom). Way back in 2011, Samsung released a 3.7-inch smartphone that was also called Galaxy W, so the name choice is a bit odd.

Anyway, the new Galaxy W has nothing to do with the old one. It’s a tablet that looks like a giant smartphone - because its 7-inch 720p screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio. The promo image - seen above - reveals that Samsung will offer a flip case cover for the new Galaxy W. The unusual tablet reportedly features a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 8MP rear camera with Flash, 1.5GB of RAM, and support for microSD cards. It definitely runs Android, though we can’t know what version will be on board at launch.

Since the SM-T2558 was initially spotted in China, it’s probably safe to assume that Samsung doesn’t intend to commercialize it only in its home country (South Korea). But let’s better wait for an official announcement before making further assumptions.

source: Ilbe (translated) via Sammy TodaySam Mobile 

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31 Comments

1. byczybyk

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

sammobile took this photo from korean blog

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

They forget to put last two letters of model. Should be: Samsung WTF

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2938; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Dang..Apple will never catch up :(

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

And soon Nokia...... http:// ...Oh wait, I forgot Nokia don't make smartphones anymore....its finnished ;)

6. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

LOL its finnished by the first non-finnish Nokia CEO

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL......suffering from some kind of reading disorder? I didn't say Nokia don't exist, I said Nokia 'don't make smartphones' anymore. Go read the deal with Microsoft if you have confusion. People living in glass house shouldn't throw stones, kid.

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Try to learn what did u said. You mean Nokia soon....blank (disappear). So I reply u with saying Nokia is still there.

25. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

this is the internet, if you're not extremely clear in what you say then no one has a clue what you are meaning

19. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Troll much?

27. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not really my fault if you can't take a joke (albeit true) on your beloved company.

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Then what about u....lololol.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Wow having that many icons on iOS makes the platform unbeatable!

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Ever heard of tiny url?

10. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

goo.gl is better, but I agree with the point.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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30. Adithya7184 unregistered

these two trolls( akki & 0xFFFF{WTF})...try their best to troll samsung on every samsung article...lame..

7. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

So another line of devices is coming from Samsung...."MEGABLET"

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why a horrible 720p screen? Ruins the device...

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It's not supposed to be a high end device.. You get what you pay for... The thing I like about this device, and others like it, is the 7" screen size... Hopefully, devices like this will encourage MS to continue to offer even larger screened devices.... I hope the next 1520 is at least 6.5"

20. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Hey rod, long time man!

22. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, but 720p on a 7" screen is pretty horrid. 1080p would have been decent yet still not too high end...

24. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

What's the resolution on your laptop?

26. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Pretty bad. 900 by 1600. I do wish it was at least 1080p though. I find it funny that my 5" smartphone has a higher screen resolution than my 17" laptop. Laptop manufacturers really need to catch up...

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

People are going to mistake this for a phone...and if it was a phone it would be ridiculously too big.

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I already did!!!!! I thought I was a phone..

29. hurrycanger

Posts: 1758; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Wait, what? So it's not a phone? I see an earpiece. ... ?_?

21. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I'd say it was a phone for NBA players, but they like things that look and feel high end not just cost a lot of money. Samsung has officially jumped the shark.

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