Samsung is really pushing the boundaries as they announced yet another Galaxy look-alike, the Samsung Galaxy Win. At first glance on its specs, it’s quite obvious that it’s targeted to the budget conscious market who are interested in trying the S3 but on a tight budget. Check its specs and features below.
There is already a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy Grand which both resembles the 2012 Samsung flagship smartphone but they are far different on the screen size. The S3 Mini boasts a small 4-inch display while the Galaxy Grand flaunts a bigger 5.0-inches WVGA display. In Samsung Galaxy Win, they’ve made it 4.7-inches to be as close as possible on its bigger brother. Against earlier reports that said that the Galaxy Win is specifically made for the Chinese market, it’s now confirmed that it’ll go on sale in USA and Europe too.
Samsung Galaxy Win Specs
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz
- 4.7-inch TFT display, 480×800 pixel resolution, 199 ppi
- Quad-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A5-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8225Q processor
- Adreno 203 GPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of internal storage
- MicroSD and microSDHC support for expanding the memory up to 32 GB
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED, Auto focus, Burst mode and 15 fps video shooting
- 0.3 MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- 3G, HSDPA
- Bluetooth v3.0
- USB v2.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 133.3 x 70.7 x 9.65 mm
- Weight: 144 grams
- Available in single and dual-SIM
- Colors Ceramic White and Titan Grey
- 2,000 mAh battery
The most notable thing that we first noticed is the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 which is one of Qualcomm’s newest entry-level chip alongside Snapdragon 400. We would be more inclined on this device if it was equipped with the 400 as it’s Cortex-A7 and is bundled with Adreno 305 GPU. But, it seems like Samsung just needed to cut some corners. The Cortex-A5 based quad-core chip isn’t bad at all, though. The Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt has this type of Cortex-A5 chip too and while there are occasional small lags especially on high-end games, it’s still a very capable CPU that we could rely on. Also, it’s important to note that this one uses a Qualcomm chip so that should mean that it’s a lot better overall.
The Samsung Galaxy Win sure looks like a pretty good android despite its mid-tier specs. After all, this smartphone was not meant to be on the hands of Geeky (but they can use it too) users and it’ll just be for not so power users who don’t really do much on their mobile. The price of Samsung Galaxy Win is still unknown but we’ll update this post once we get some information. We’re guessing it to be about $400-$450 in the U.S. so that equates to around Php16,000-Php18,000.