Last updated on December 24th, 2018
A day before yesterday, Samsung announced its another flagship namely Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 in Australia. The latest smartphone is the successor of Samsung Galaxy Wide and Wide 2 (entry level handsets). The Galaxy Wide 3 sports around a 720 x 1280 pixel 5.5-inches display as well as 1.6 GHz octa-core CPU on what is likely the Exynos 7870 Octa chipset.
Very much unlike other recently launched pocket-friendly Samsung flagships such as Samsung Galaxy J6, there is no “Infinite Display”. Instead, there’s a 2GB of RAM inside Galaxy Wide 3 and 32GB of onboard memory expandable via a microSD card slot (Yahoo!). Keep reading Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Review and explore more about it.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Release Date
Samsung announced its latest entry-level flagship Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 not only in South Korea but globally by SK Telecom on May 25, 2018.
SK Telecom Says,
“We are targeting the device at over 40s who want a large screen phone for a small price and it shows in device’s basic features”
The Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 release date in Australia is also the same – May 25, 2018. And currently, it’s on “Available” status across the country.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Price
The Galaxy Wide 3 goes on sale in the South Korean markets with a price tag of KRW 297000 which translates approx. $275 (USD) and it’s exclusively available by SK-Telecom in Korea. The Samsung Galaxy Price in Australia is AU$388 or perhaps a little less.
As soon as we hear more about Galaxy Wide 3 prices, we will update this story. So, check back soon.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Specifications
Here is a quick rundown of Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 specifications. Have a look!
- Dimensions: 151.7 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 175 grams
- Colours: Black, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Display Size: 5.5-inches IPS LCD
- Display Resolution: 1280 x 720 Pixels (224 PPI)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Rear Camera: 13MP
- Front Camera: 13MP
- Camera Features: Autofocus, Voice Capture, Face Beauty, Face Detection, HDR, Geo-Tagging
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Chipset: Exynos 7578 Octa
- CPU: Octa-Core
- GPU: Mali T720
- RAM: 2GB
- ROM: 32GB (Expandable Up to 128GB)
- Battery: 3300mAh Non-Removable
- Sensors: Fingerprint (Front-Mounted) Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gryo
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, USB
A Brief Description of Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 Features
The Galaxy Wide 3 looks a lot like company’s older phones in terms of design. The phone boasts a physical home button right below its display which is flanked by two capacitive keys. The power button remains on the right-hand side whereas volume rocker buttons are located on the left. There is a LED flashback of the phone and logo on both sides.
The phone comprises a 5.5-inches IPS LCD display which is well-supported by 1280 x 720 pixels resolution (224 PPI). The display is sharp with excellent colour reproduction and brightness. And there is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that protects it from minor falls and scratches.
Moving towards its camera department, Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 is equipped with a 13MP (f/1.7) rear sensor, whereas video calls and selfies are assisted by a 13MP FaceTime sensor.
Captured images are dazzling with a lot of details and the focus is pretty well. The camera features including Autofocus, face Beauty, HDR, Geo-Tagging, Face Detection and more.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 is powered by Exynos 7578 Octa chipset paired with a 2GB of RAM. The Mali T720 gives enough graphics support, however. The overall performance is butter smooth and lets you work on multiple tasks. Although some delay is possible when opening numerous apps at once.
Talking about its storage, Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 is backed by a 32GB of onboard memory which can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. Thus, you can save plenty of images and videos with ease.
The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system that will be upgraded once Android P 9.0 becomes live.
Just like all recently launched flagships, Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 also comprises a non-removable battery. The battery capacity is 3300mAh which lasts you all day long for casual use but doesn’t deliver more than that with a heavy usage.
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