Entry-level Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 launched in South Korea

Banking on the awe-inspiring performance of the Galaxy Wide 2 in the Korean market, SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics has today announced the arrival of the sequel to the Galaxy Wide 2 named – the Samsung Galaxy Wide 3. Much like the Galaxy Wide 1 and the Galaxy Wide 2, the latest entry-level Galaxy wide 3  is exclusive to SK Telecom in Korea and is due to go on sale from May 25th at 297,000 won/$275.

SK-Telecom in its press statement says the Galaxy Wide 3 is aimed at those over 40 years of age who want a large screen phone at a pocket-friendly price, and for this reason, the device lacks all the bells and whistles of other budget devices including the infinity display,  dual camera and the fingerprint sensor.

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The Galaxy Wide 3 parades a 5.5-inch HD display, while a 1.6GHz octa-core processor mated to 2GB of RAM is found under the hood. The device comes with a 32GB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 400GB via micro SD card slot. On the camera front, the Galaxy wide comes fitted with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, 1080p video recording, while a similar 13MP with f/1.9 aperture and facial recognition feature sits above the display.

Fitted with an inbuilt speaker that has 1.2W of power, the Galaxy Wide 3 is backed by a 3300mAh battery, runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box, and comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and an FM radio.

The device goes on sale tomorrow in South Korea in silver and colour options. No words yet on international availability.

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