Entry-level Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 launched in South Korea


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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.

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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