People pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo
[Representational Image] Samsung unveils Galaxy Wide with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC. In Picture: People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Consumer electronics major Samsung unveiled a new budget smartphone, dubbed as the Galaxy Wide, in its home market South Korea.

The new Samsung Galaxy Wide sports 5.5-inch HD TFT screen and comes with snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 13MP camera on the rear, a 5MP snapper on the front and a 3,000mAh battery.

The Galaxy Wide costs KRW 319,000 ($273/€247/Rs. 18,469) and will go on sale in South Korea later this month. It will be made available in black colour. 

The new Galaxy Wide features the same specifications as those seen in the 2015 series Galaxy On7. They even share the same model number — SM-G600S, leading many to believe it to be a re-branded model.

The only key difference between the two is that the former boasts NFC (Near Field Communication), while the latter lacks the wireless data transfer technology.

Since the Galaxy On7 (2015) is already available in global markets, there is a very slim chance of the Galaxy Wide making it outside South Korea.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Wide:

Model Samsung Galaxy Wide
Display 5.5-inch HD TFT screen with 1280x720p resolutions
OS Android Marshmallow
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU
GPU Adreno 306
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera
  • Main: 13MP camera with LED flash, autofocus, full video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera with CMOS sensor
Battery 3,000mAh;
  • Talk time (3G): up to 21 hours
  • Internet usage close to 10 hours (3G)/12 hours (LTE)/ 14 hours (Wi-Fi)
  • Video playback: up to 12 hours
  • Audio playback: close to 78 hours
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Supports T-DBM (Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting), Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), NFC (Near Field Communication), UWB v2.0,
Dimensions 151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2 mm
Weight 171g
colours black
Price KRW 319,000 ($273/€247/Rs. 18,469)
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