Meet Samsung's wide angle smartphone, the 7-inch Galaxy W

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If the 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega wasn’t big enough for you, then you’re in for a real treat. The company announced the Galaxy W in Korea, a smartphone with a 7-inch screen.

The Galaxy W, which stands for “wide screen,” is marketed as being easy to grip one-handed despite its 7-inch HD TFT display. The display also has Landscape and Split View support, the latter of which is featured on several of Samsung’s other tablet devices, as well as the phablet-sized Note 3. The Galaxy W will come standard with LTE-A, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and a 3,200mAh battery pack. It will come available with 16GB of storage and an expansion slot for more space. Oddly, it won’t come shipped with the current version of Android, but rather Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

If you’re wondering what a gadget this size would look like, just imagine that Samsung plopped an earpiece onto a Nexus 7-sized tablet. Now, imagine yourself holding it up to your ear.

Flo on big phone Michael Homnick

Awkward, right? Apparently there’s a market for it overseas. The wide phone will debut soon for $490 USD at SK Telecom in Korea. We’re not sure when it will make it to the US, but we honestly can't wait to get our hands on it when it does. (Because we'll need both hands to hold it.)

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