Unveiling of Samsung Galaxy Wide – Rebranding of On7 Variant – It’s all About Profits

Samsung Galaxy Wide

Samsung has recently unveiled its new smartphone, Galaxy Wide, carrying the model number SM-G600S.

Earlier this year, the Korean smartphone giant had announced the J5 and the J7 in Europe and now it has announced the Wide for SouthKorea. It seems like Galaxy is no more about flashy features or price wars. It’s all about budget devices and profits. Being a budget phone, one cannot expect much from the Galaxy Wide and the specs are just what one can expect for the price.

Rebranded Model

It is very similar to the On7, with the key specifications of both these devices being the same. In some ways, it can be said that it is a rebranding of the 2015 On7 series. The model number for both the phones is also the same G600S. However, there is one difference and that is the On7 has an NFC or Near Field Communication feature, whereas the Wide does not have the technology for wirelessly transferring data.

Price and Availability

The Galaxy Wide will come with a price tag or around $275 or KRW 319,000. It can be purchased in South Korea, which is the home country of Samsung, after a few weeks. However, it is not known about when the device will be available in other countries and markets all over the world. It closely resembles and the On7 of 2015, and since this phone is available all over the world, there is not much chance of the Wide being offered anywhere else. The phone will be offered in black.

Budget Device

The new Wide comes with 5.5 inches of HD, TFT screen. The dimensions of the device are 151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2 mm and the weight is 171 grams.

Galaxy Wide

Hardware/Software 

It is powered by a Snapdragon processor, 410 quad core. It comes with a RAM of 2 GB and has an Adreno 306 graphics card. The internal storage of the device is 16 GB, which can be expanded up to a maximum of 128 GB using an SD card. The phone runs on the Android, Marshmallow operating system with the company’s proprietary software TouchWiz used as an overlay.

Camera

It has a rear camera with a resolution of 13 MP, with autofocus and LED flash. There is full recording of video available in the rear camera, allowing the user to record a video in 1080 pixels at 30 fps.   As for the front camera, it comes with 5 MP resolution and has a CMOS sensor.

Battery

The battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh offering a talk time of 21 hours using 3G and Internet usage of 10 hours on 3G, or 14 hours using Wi Fi.  In case of video playback, it will last for 12 hours and for audio playback up to 78 hours.

Verdict

In short, the Galaxy Wide looks just like any other Galaxy variant that is available in the market currently. It is available only if you live in South Korea,, at least, as of now. It is also not clear whether the company is planning to bring it to other markets soon, so there seems no point in eyeing the Wide for now.

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