While the vast majority of Samsung’s Android smartphones these days are grouped in families carrying a letter and digit after the far-reaching Galaxy moniker in their branding, you still got a few exceptions with uncommon, confusing names like Express, Folder or Wide.
But the just-unveiled Samsung Galaxy Wide isn’t as special and different in terms of internals, its very model number (SM-G600S) suggesting strong similarities with the Galaxy On7, aka G600. Indeed, you’re looking at yet another mid-range 5.5-incher here, packing an extra half gig of RAM for a grand total of 2, and doubling down on expandable storage.
The rest of the features are interchangeable between the two, including quad-core Snapdragon 410 processors, HD TFT screen technology, 13 and 5MP cameras, as well as 3,000 mAh battery juice. The Galaxy Wide of course runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out the box, while the On7 launched on 5.1 Lollipop and recently began its own promotion effort.
Headed for Korean store shelves in a few weeks tops, the “brand-new” 5.5-incher will cost a rather appropriate 320,000 won ($277), ultimately standing out with regional T-DMB support for terrestrial mobile TV transmission. No words on Western selling points or a Western rollout to start with.