7-inch Samsung Galaxy W is Samsung's biggest phone yet

Measuring 7-inches across its slab-like HD screen, the Samsung Galaxy W looks like a tablet but makes calls like a phone.

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Would you hold the Samsung Galaxy W to your face? Samsung

Bigger is better for the Samsung Galaxy W, Samsung's biggest phone yet. The new 7-inch device looks like a tablet but makes calls, and enjoys LTE-A too for next generation 4G speeds.

Only set for South Korea at the moment, the W sports a 7-inch screen, with a 16:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 720x1,280. Flip it over and you'll get an eyeful of a faux-leather effect, as first seen on the Galaxy Note 3 last year. The leather-look back comes in black, white or red. The W also borrows software features from the Note like split-screen effects, pop-up videos and other multi-tasking options for putting two apps side-by-side.

Under the W's pleather jacket is a quad-core 1.2GHz processor backed by 1.5GB of RAM. There's 16GB of storage for your music and movies, apps and snaps. Speaking of photos, the main camera is an 8-megapixel job snapper.

The giant screen is powered by a hefty 3200mAh battery.

One downside to the W is that it only has Android 4.3 software on board, a step down from cutting-edge Android 4.4.2 found in the latest devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The Galaxy W will cost 499,400 won ($490, £290, AUS $526)

It's not Samsung's only new device revealed in the last couple of days: the world's biggest phone manufacturer has also confirmed the details of its first Tizen phone, the Samsung Z, which makes its debut in Russia later this year as a challenger to Android.

 

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