Samsung Galaxy W launching on O2 UK this month

O2 UK's "coming soon" page has been updated to feature Samsung's upcoming mid-range Android offering, the Galaxy W. The Galaxy W arrives as part of Sammy's new smartphone namimg strategy, which sees devices tagged with a different letter to demote where they fit in the manufacturer's line-up. Targeted at mainstream smartphone buyers, the Galaxy W is powered by a 1.4 GHz single-core CPU, and ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Samsung's latest TouchWiz 4.0. Other highlights include a 3.7-inch SLCD display and 5-megapixel rear camera.

Three UK was the first British network to announce the Galaxy W in late August. Like Three, O2 expects to start shipping Galaxy Ws out to customers later this month.

Source: O2 UK (opens in new tab)

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  • Nice that their "midrange" 1.4 ghz single core, 3.7 " display are similar specs to the dead before arrival HP Pre3
  • I believe the Pre3 was reported to have been given an upgrade in the form of the same 1.2Ghz dual core snapdragon found in the Touchpad, but the fact that android handsets are really pushing the technological envelope is still valid. Maybe more accurate to say that its nice seeing how "midrange" phones this year are still running clocks 40% higher than last years Superphones. This should be a very nice budget option, I have a Galaxy S running an OC kernel at 1.4Ghz and it flies still to this day.
  • So true :( Pre 3 would have been an excellent midrange phone. Unfortunatelly it was also a flagship handset from hp. Even its the "best" they could do at this time many people (other than tech geeks) would still be interested. Sad...