Samsung’s recently leaked “phoneblet” looks to be going legit with an official announcement. The Samsung Galaxy W spent 3 years off Samsung’s line up of devices and is coming back sometime in the next quarter in China and Korea. The device is coming with a 7.0-inch 720p HD display with a quad core 1.2 GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage expandable via microSD card. It comes equipped with an 8-megapixel main camera with a 2-megapixel front facing camera powered by with a 3,200 mAh battery. The device also supports South Korea’s readily available LTE-Advanced network and runs on Samsung’s TouchWiz interface powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The device builds on a trend widely seen in Asian countries in which more and more consumers are looking for devices which cater for both the need to be readily available via mobile device as well as media consumption via tablet. It’s no surprise that it’s launching by Q3 in Asia first, in China and South Korea. However, a similar device has recently passed through the United States Federal Communications Commission with similar specification, hinting at the possibility that the device may launch there as well. However, the device may carry the Mega moniker there.