Samsung rolls out the budget-friendly Galaxy Wide smartphone in South Korea

Even though Samsung is lowering the number of budget smartphones it makes, it sure doesn’t look like the strategy has kicked in yet. In addition to unveiling the Galaxy J5 and J7 for Europe earlier this year, the Korean giant announced the Galaxy Wide for South Korea.

But don’t expect much new from the Galaxy Wide. According to SamMobile, the Wide’s model number, SM-G600S, is almost identical to that of the Samsung Galaxy On7 (SM-G600), which was released late last year. The new device seems like a rebranded version of that smartphone, and the specs are what you’d expect for a budget device.

For 319,000 Korean won, or $276 U.S., the device comes with a large 5.5-inch thin-film-transistor LCD with a resolution of only 1280 x 720 pixels. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz processor, and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Thankfully, it does have a MicroSD card slot that lets you expand your storage up to 128GB. You’ll also be able to remove the 3000mAh battery the Galaxy Wide packs.

The rear camera houses 13 megapixels, but you’ll only find 5 megapixels on the front. The Wide still lets you record video in 1080p, at 30 frames-per-second. It also comes running Android Marshmallow, but, of course, it’s layered with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin.

The device itself looks like almost every Samsung Galaxy variant available now, and it’s only available in South Korea at the moment. It’s unclear if Samsung has plans to bring it to other markets, so don’t hold your breath if you were eyeing the Galaxy Wide.


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