Samsung has unveiled a new Android device belonging to the lower-middle range. It is the Samsung Galaxy Wide, a smartphone with 5.5-inch HD screen, quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. As expected, the Galaxy Wide does not offer the advanced features of the Galaxy S series (see Samsung Galaxy S7). However, the price seems quite high compared with similar competitive models. Despite which, the Korean manufacturer has revealed the generous size of the screen, the camera features and the ability to remove the battery.
The description of this smartphone in Samsung's official website does not include any reference to the materials used for the frame, but looking at the pictures we can assume that it is a metal frame and a plastic cover. Galaxy Wide has a 5.5-inch TFT screen with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and integrates a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor at 1.2 GHz, supported by 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB flash memory expandable with microSD cards up to 128 GB. The rear camera has 13 megapixel with f/2.1 aperture and LED flash that can record video at 1080p and can be activated quickly by tapping twice the Home button.
The front 5 megapixel camera features f/2.2 aperture and also offers two useful features: Wide Selfie, which lets you take pictures with a wide angle of 120 degrees, and Palm Selfie, with which you can take a selfie with hand recognition (something already seen in the Galaxy J series, for example). Connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE. The battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh.
The size and weight are 151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2 mm and 171 g. In principle, this is all that is known about the specifications of Galaxy Wide, available in two colors (black and white) at a price of ₩ 319,000, around € 248. It is unlikely that this smartphone will be distributed in Europe, but by having 4G network may be interesting.