Samsung Galaxy W rumor

Samsung is already rumored to be launching a 6-inch Mega 2, but if a leaked brochure from SK Telecom is any indication, there is a 7-inch variant being readied. Dubbed the Galaxy W, the device sports a 7-inch screen with a 720p display. Even the model number for the device (SM-T2558) follows the naming convention that Samsung reserves for its tablets.

The phone/tablet hybrid is said to feature a "Phoneblet UX" user interface that offers Multi Window mode – a feature through which you can use two apps at the same time on the screen – in addition to a faux-leather back that is similar to what we've seen on the Galaxy Note 3. Hardware-wise, the Galaxy W, or the Galaxy Mega 2, comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 8 MP camera, 2 MP camera at the front along with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

One thing about this rumor that gives us cause for concern is that Samsung has already launched a device under the Galaxy W moniker in 2011. The original Galaxy W featured a 3.7-inch screen, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB internal memory, 1.4 GHz CPU, 5 MP camera, 1500 mAh battery and came with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. As such, we have to wonder if Samsung would really recycle the Galaxy W name for a new device so soon. Then again, you can buy a new Motorola RAZR from Verizon, though that name had brand cachet the Galaxy W does not.

Overall, a 7-inch "phoneblet" seems unlikely and slightly insane, but if Samsung's recent marketing stunt with Heathrow's Terminal 5 has shown us anything, it is that the manufacturer is all about overkill. If such a device were to see the light of day, it would likely be offered in South Korea and China initially. As is always the case when it comes to unsubstantiated rumors, we advise you take the news with the obligatory grain of salt.

Source: SamMobile