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

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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16 Comments

1. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

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

10. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

2. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"Did PA switch allegiance?" Not at all. They just made the bashing of Samsung harder lately.

3. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

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

11. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 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

5. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

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

7. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

lol what do u need 8 speakers for :P

12. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

He might be confusing phone with android auto

13. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

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

6. yuepc000

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

15. tek3000

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I'd take this phone any day as well (if it was under $300 as you said). I like the huge phones. I carry the Mega as my phone and truly love it although a better cpu is much needed. The Mega 2 debuts with a smaller display. Don't think the camera specs are any better either, and why can we not get a better speaker? I'd prefer two speakers on the front like the HTC One Max.

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

1GB of Ram? Next!!

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

16. tek3000

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Would I use this as my everyday phone? YESSSSS!!!!!

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