Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 (aka Samsung Galaxy J7 2017) is unveiled in Korea

Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 (aka Samsung Galaxy J7 2017) is unveiled in Korea
The Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 has been unveiled today in Korea. With the model number of SM-J727S, this is also known as the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) outside Sammy's home country. The model carries a 5.5-inch 2.5D LCD display, carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. An octa-core 1.6GHz CPU is under the hood, and 2GB of RAM is inside. As you can see, this is a lower-end model.

16GB of native storage is offered, along with 256GB of native storage. If you plan on downloading a ton of apps and saving numerous pictures and video, you best be purchasing a microSD card to take advantage of the additional storage available. The 13MP rear camera has an aperture of f/1.9. The lower the number, the more light that is allowed in through the lens. While there are many other factors involved, you should be able to take decent photographs in low-light conditions. There is a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats.

The Galaxy Wide 2 comes with a 3300mAh battery. When combined with the low resolution of the screen, the handset should provide you with outstanding battery life. The unit, at 8.6mm, is not thick, but nor is it thin either. Android Nougat is pre-installed.

The Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 is priced at 297,000 Korean won. That would be equivalent to $265 USD. But even better, some Korean carriers have the phone listed at 100,000 Korean won. In U.S. Dollars that is the equivalent of $90. Keep in mind that the phone is not available at the dollar prices. We are showing you the currency translation just to give you a better idea of what the price of the handset is compared to other items you might pay for in U.S. currency.

The Galaxy Wide 2 is not yet listed on Samsung's website, but it should be shortly.

source: AndroidCrunch

Related phones

Galaxy J7 (2017)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Phonehex

Posts: 769; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

720p , 2gb ram ....Hmm... iPhone 6s has similar specs...

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"720p , 2gb ram ....Hmm... iPhone 6s has similar specs..." To be fair, the iPhone 6s' 2GB RAM is of a much faster (and more efficient) type than this Galaxy Wide 2.

3. ZeroSlack_Jack

Posts: 35; Member since: May 02, 2017

Really? I'm a Droid purist and even I know the difference. The only similarity I see is that both of em would be placed extremely in a benchmark comparison. On in the narrower upper extreme (i6s) and the other in the 'Wide'r lower extreme. pun intended.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

even iPhone7 still use 750p and 2GB RAM..

5. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I definitely laughed but benchmarks would tell a very different story. Most Android users would consider this as trash and that includes the budget conscious.

6. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

come on samsung, bring back the mega series...mega mini at 6.4 and mega max from 6.8 - 7.7...and dont skimp on specs LOL

7. fingu

Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2017

This article feels like it was written by an algorithm - very jarring and awkward to read.

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