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Samsung’s massive 7-inch smartphone has been spotted at the FCC

Back in March, we had heard the rumors that Samsung could be working on new Galaxy Mega devices, one of them allegedly being the Galaxy W which was spotted in a SK Telecom brochure. For those unfamiliar with the Galaxy Mega series, these are essentially smartphones that sport huge displays, bigger than the Galaxy Note, but features mid-ranged specs, making them affordable devices for those who want phones with big screens. In any case one of the phones sighted was the Galaxy W, and the fact that it appeared in a SK Telecom brochure had us thinking that the device could be limited to South Korea. 

Earlier this month we got a glimpse at Samsung’s upcoming 7-inch smartphone after a brochure for the super-sized handset leaked online. Now we’re getting an even closer look at the device in the form of an FCC filing. The 7-inch handset, apparently called the Galaxy W, appears to offer a simple plastic design similar to the Galaxy Mega. It’s listed here with the model number SM-T2558 and described as a “Portable Tablet” though it’s clearly meant to look like an oversized smartphone. According to the documents above, the device measures 205 mm (8.07 inches) across its diagonal, though that includes its thick plastic bezels, placing the screen size right around 7-inches. Based on previous leaks we’re expecting the Galaxy W to come equipped with a 7-inch 720p display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with microSD support, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel camera upfront. The device allegedly runs Android 4.3 along with a specialized “Phoneblet UX” that lets you run two apps onscreen at once.

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Sal McCloskey is a tech blogger in Los Angeles who (sadly) falls into the stereotype associated with nerds. Yes, he's a Star Trek fan and writes about it on Uberly. His glasses are thick and his allergies are thicker. Despite all that, he's (somehow) married to a beautiful woman and has 4 kids. Find him on Twitter or Facebook,

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