The much rumored 7-incher from Samsung is real and it just got an official announcement for SK Telecom over in Korea. While big on size the Galaxy W isn't so big on specs with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, a 3500mAh battery, 16GB onboard storage an 8MP camera and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Despite Samsung's recent launches coming with Android 4.4 KitKat, the Galaxy W for some reason takes a step back in time.
The larger screen – which is pegged at HD, so 720p we're guessing – brings about some more tablet-esque features such as a landscape capable home screen. The Galaxy W also has the same stitched, faux leather back we've seen previously on the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 Black Edition.
Right now it looks as though the Galaxy W is a Korea only affair. What is notable about the design is that despite its gargantuan size it still looks like a smartphone. Compare this then to something like ASUS' Fonepad – a similiarly sized phone/tablet crossover – which certainly looks more like a tablet.
It'll cost 499,400 won in Korea which equates to around $490. So, not the most expensive device in the world, but certainly one with a niche audience.