A year after the launch of the Galaxy Wide 2, Samsung has officially announced its successor — the Galaxy Wide 3.
Like the previous iteration, this device was born through the partnership of Samsung and SK Telecom — which means it’s also exclusive to South Korea just like before. While there’s nothing too special about this line of smartphones, Samsung said that the Galaxy Wide and Galaxy Wide 2 achieved more than 1.3 million units sold since its inception.
The Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 has a 5.5-inch 720p display without any bells and whistles like the notch or 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s a straight-up entry-level smartphone as it’s equipped with a modest 2GB of RAM and octa-core chipset. Meanwhile, both cameras on the front and back have 13-megapixel sensors.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Specs
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 5.5-inch HD display, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, ~267ppi
- 1.6GHz octa-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 400GB via microSD
- 13-megapixel rear camera, f/1.7 aperture, 1080p video recording, LED flash
- 13-megapixel front camera, f/1.9 aperture
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
- 3G, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth v4.1
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Colors: Black, Silver
- 3,300mAh battery
While it’s definitely a budget smartphone specs-wise, its asking price says otherwise. The Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 price in South Korea is 297,000 won (~$275 / Php14,500). It will go on sale starting tomorrow, May 26th.