Samsung Galaxy Wide unveiled in South Korea, is essentially an upgraded Galaxy On7
One detail that speaks to the similarities between the Samsung Galaxy Wide and the Galaxy On7 is the fact that the two handsets are codenamed the Samsung SM-G600S and the SM-G600FY.
The Galaxy Wide features a 5.5-inch display running a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The handset draws its processing power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU. Both of these specs match those of the Galaxy On7, although the Galaxy Wide comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of integrated storage, compared to the One7's 1.5GB / 8GB setup.
In the imaging department, the Samsung Galaxy Wide is equipped with a 13MP primary shooter on the back and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front. Other specs include LTE connectivity, a 3000mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung's own TouchWiz UX on top.
As an interesting note, the Galaxy Wide also comes with support for terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB), which is a new form of TV broadcasting that offers better video quality compared to traditional analog signals.
The Samsung Galaxy Wide will be priced at the equivalent of $275 in South Korea, where the phone will launch by the end of the month. Since we've been making comparisons, the Galaxy On7 is priced at the equivalent of $210. Samsung has yet to make any comments regarding the availability of the Galaxy Wide in other markets around the globe, but we wouldn't bet on the phone ever reaching the US market through official channels.