After formally introducing the Galaxy Win in China last week, Samsung announced the upcoming availability of its mid range Samsung Galaxy Win for the international markets. Galaxy Win packs a 4.7 inch screen with WVGA (800×480) resolution and 199 ppi, 1.2 GHz quad core ARM Cortex A5-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q processor, Adreno 203 GPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB on-board storage, MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB) and 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery.
International Galaxy Win will come with either single SIM or dual SIM versions, depending upon the market. The phone will run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top and will have a 5 MP rear facing camera with LED (Recording up to 720p@15fps), Auto Focus, Burst Mode and a 0.3 MP front facing camera. Besides the usual connectivity options like Wifi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, MicroUSB, USB 2.0 and A-GPS, it will also have DLNA.
It will come in two colors – Ceramic White and Titan Gray and will weigh 144 grams. From first looks and specifications, it looks like a budget-friendly Galaxy S3 clone. There are no details about the pricing and availability as of now but we think it should be a mid range device. Here are the details from the press release:
“As the perfect choice for users who want a device that can operate across multiple areas of their lives, the GALAXY Win offers intuitive solutions to enrich the Smartphone user experience. For seamless work-to-play transitions, this new device comes with a wealth of enhanced smart features, including:
Easy Mode: A simple and intuitive home-screen mode for streamlined access to your top functions
Smart Alert: Notifications of events you may have missed (calls, messages, deadlines) when you pick up the phone
Motion UX: Utilize functions such as Mute, Refresh & Update, and Scan for other devices with simple motion controls.”
From the specs and features on paper, it does look like a decent device for regular users who don’t mess around with their devices much but at the same time want good performance and balanced battery life. The large display will be hampered due to low resolution and it remains to be seen how Snapdragon 200 will perform. If priced correctly, this could become one of the biggest seller for the Samsung in the mid range segment. We advise those who are looking forward to getting new phones with the mid range budget hold their cash till the availability and pricing details are announced. Let us know what you liked and did not like in the specifications and if you will wait to get your hands on this new entry by Samsung in the comments below.
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