Exactly a year after it launched the Galaxy Wide 2, SK Telecom has announced the launch of its successor, aptly called the Galaxy Wide 3. This handset, like its predecessor, is exclusive to SK Telecom in Samsung’s home country. It’s an entry-level smartphone that’s meant for a specific section of the market.
SK Telecom mentioned in its press release that the handset’s predecessors have done well in the market. The original Galaxy Wide and last year’s Galaxy Wide 2 have sold more than 1.3 million units combined with over 70 percent of the customers who purchased the Galaxy Wide 2 being over the age of 40.
A basic smartphone with a big display
The Galaxy Wide has been developed to appeal to customers who want a smartphone with basic specifications but with a large display. That’s why we see customers over the age of 40 prefer this series because it’s capable enough to handle their basic requirements while offering them a big display for watching multimedia content.
The Galaxy Wide 3 features a 5.5-inch HD display with a 1.6GHz octa-core processor under the hood coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It supports expansion up to 400GB with a microSD card. The handset also features a 13-megapixel rear and front camera, FM radio support and a 3,300mAh battery. It ships with Android 8.0 Oreo.
SK Telecom is going to release the Galaxy Wide 3 to its customers tomorrow for 297,000 won which is equivalent to $275. It will be available in silver and black colors.