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Samsung launches its 7 inch handset in Korea

Earlier this month, we told you that the South Korean launch of Samsung's massive 7 inch handset was imminent. Monday morning, the device was released by the manufacturer, in its home country. The Samsung Galaxy W is equipped with a 7 inch screen featuring resolution of 720 x 1280. A 16:9 aspect ratio allows the device to keep that smartphone look.

The rest of the specs include a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU under the hood, 1.5GB of RAM on board and 16GB of native storage inside. An 8MP snapper is on back, while the included 3200mAh battery is necessary, because of the size of the screen. Android 4.3 is pre-installed. The 7 inch screen is a record for a smartphone, topping the 6.44 inch display on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Samsung's previous record for a smartphone screen was the 6.3 inch glass found on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3.

The price of the phone is 499,400 Korean Won ($487 USD), and the device is being made available in black, white and red. Strangely enough, this is the second Samsung Galaxy W to be released by Sammy. Back in 2011, a 3.7 inch handset powered by Android 2.3 carried the same name. The new Samsung Galaxy W has a model number of  SM-T2558, and might be limited to the Asian region.

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source: Asiae via (translated)

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