The Galaxy Win was leaked less than a week ago, and at the time we thought the name was for internal use only, and that the firm would come up with something a little less cringe-worthy if it was ever to be made official. We’ve got our answer today, as a press release has heralded its arrival under the name of the, um, Galaxy Win.
By calling it the Win, you’d expect it to be a killer handset, right? Wrong, it’s a relatively ordinary upper mid-range smartphone with a big screen, and yet another Galaxy s3-style design. It’s now almost impossible to see a line-up of Samsung’s Galaxy range handsets and be able to tell them apart.
So, what’s winning about the Galaxy Win? It has a 4.7-inch screen, which is a good size and therefore a bit of a win, but it’s a regular LCD and has a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, so less of a win there. A 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM should provide enough power to keep the Win winning, but the 5-megapixel camera and the VGA video call lens probably won’t do the same when it comes to snapping pictures.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz takes care of the OS, plus the Win has a few software tweaks such as Smart Alert, Easy Mode and Samsung’s Motion UX gesture control system. The spec list is completed with Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA, a 2000mAh battery, 3G HSUPA connectivity and 8GB of internal memory, plus a microSD card slot.
Samsung hasn’t provided any firm release plans for the Galaxy Win, although it will be made available as both single-SIM and a dual-SIM device, suggesting it’s going to get a wide release when it does arrive. Buyers will have the choice of a white or gray chassis, and the knowledge they’ve chosen one of the stupidest named phones of all time.
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