Here at Gizmag, we cover a lot of high-end smartphones. They’re the cream of the crop, and the benchmarks that the next generation of devices will try to top. But not everyone needs the best of the best. Lots of people want a phone that’s comfortable to hold, fast enough for Facebook and email, and doesn’t break the bank. To those customers, we hereby present to you: the Samsung Galaxy Win.
Nope, the Galaxy Win isn’t a premium device. It might look a bit like the Galaxy S III, but the Galaxy S III it is not. We’re looking at decidedly mid-range specs, the iconic Galaxy branding, and a familiar design. For many people, that’s enough.
The Win is an Android 4.1 Jellybean handset (with Samsung's TouchWiz on top, of course). It rocks a 4.7-inch display with 800 x 480 resolution (that’s 199 pixels per inch). It has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2,000 mAh battery.
It does have a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and 1 GB of RAM. So it should be faster than many phones in its class. Its mere 8 GB of internal storage reiterates its mid-range status, but that’s expandable with a microSD card (up to 32 GB).
There will be both dual SIM and single SIM versions of the Win. Like many of Samsung’s high-end devices, it will come in Ceramic White and Titanium Gray color options.
Specs are fine and dandy, but let’s be honest. The customers that Samsung is targeting with the Win aren’t going to care too much about specs. A tech geek’s phone this is not.
But Samsung didn’t become the global smartphone leader by focusing only on the high-end. It makes devices for all shapes and sizes, and the “Win” is (ironically) for those content with a solid, middle-of-the-pack smartphone.
No carriers have stepped forward with release info yet. Based on Samsung’s typical announcement-to-release cycles, though, we’d expect to see it pop up within the next month or two.