New Galaxy Win Could be a Winner for Samsung, but the Name is a Fail


According to the Urban Dictionary, one of the ways the word, “Win” can be used when referring to something excellent or outstanding, is to say (or more realistically, type), “Win! Do want!” This must be the effect Samsung was hoping for when it named the most recent addition to its Galaxy family – the Galaxy Win.

Yes, that’s right, Samsung really has named a phone the Win. For that to be appropriate, one expects the specification to be up there with the Galaxy S4, or at least the Galaxy S III. It’s not far off, but the Galaxy Win isn’t quite the tech powerhouse in several key areas its name suggests.

The screen’s size is good, at 4.7-inches, but the resolution is a lowly 480 x 800, which isn’t all that great when compared to its peers. The processor is much better, as it’s a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, which we can assume is an Exynos, but Samsung hasn’t confirmed this as a fact yet.

Moving on to the camera, this isn’t quite what we would have hoped for, as it has 5 megapixels, while the video call camera above the screen only offers a VGA resolution. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the Win’s OS, along with TouchWiz and Samsung’s gesture control system, plus the Easy Mode to help newcomers adjust to Android’s workings. There’s also 8GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM, a microSD card slot and 3G connectivity.

While it’s certainly not a fail, the specs don’t deserve an ‘Epic Win’, so perhaps Samsung is saving that name up for the sequel…

There’s not official release date for the Galaxy Win just yet, but it will be coming in both single-SIM and dual-SIM guise, so we can expect it to hit most countries in the near future. Pricing is also unknown, but provided it’s reasonable, the Win’s Galaxy S III-like design, big-screen and decent processor could prove popular.

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