Samsung Galaxy W

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Samsung Galaxy W

The

Samsung Galaxy W

(I8150), also known as '

Wonder

', is an

Android

smartphone

that was
announced by

Samsung

in August 2011, and is smaller
-
sized variant of the

Samsung Galaxy S II
.
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The
feature set of the Galaxy W is a less
-
powered downgrade compared to the Samsung Galaxy S II, with a
specification comparable to the larger

Samsung Galaxy R
. The Galaxy W features a 9.34 cm (3.7
in)

WVGA

Super CLEAR (
L
CD
) capacitive
touchscreen

with a resolution of 480x800. The Galaxy W also
features a 5 megapixel still
-
image camera, and is capable of 720p video capture. The main differences
betwee
n the Galaxy W and other variants are its processor (1.4 GHz single core manufactured
by
Qualcomm
), its higher pixel density compared to the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy R, and a slightly
dif
ferent physical design.

Prior to the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II, there were speculative reports of Samsung's plans for a
smaller, stripped down variant which is a similar case
-
example to the

HTC HD Mini

existing as a smaller
version to the

HTC HD2
.


Launch

The Galaxy W was first released from October 2011.
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Hardware

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Processor

The Galaxy W uses a single
-
core 1.4 Ghz Scorpion

Qualcomm

powered

Snapdragon

chip along with
Adreno 205 for its

GPU graphics
.
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Memory

The Galaxy W features 512

MB

of dedicated

RAM
.

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Display

The Galaxy W uses a 93.89
-
millimetre (3.696

in) WVGA Super CLEAR LCD (SC
-
LCD)
capacitive
touchscreen

which has a

Pixel density

(PPI) of '252'.

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Camera

On the back of the device is an 5 megapixel camera with single LED flash that can record videos in up to
a maximum

720p

high
-
definition (HD). There is also a fixed focus front
-
facing
VGA

camera for

video
calling
, taking photos a
s well as general video recording.

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Connectivity

The Galaxy W features industry standard connectivity including

Bluetooth

3.0,

Assisted GPS
(AGPS),

Wi
-
Fi

802.11 b/g/n as
well as micro

USB

connectivity for use with such instances such as transporting files or
minimal

PC

charging.
[1]

Also featured is a stereo

FM radio
[4]
with

RDS

along with a 3.5mm audio
headphone socket located on the top of the device.
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Software

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Android operating system

The Samsung Galaxy W I8150 ships with

Android 2.3.6

installed.

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User interface

The Samsung Galaxy W

I8150 employs the latest proprietary Samsung

TouchWiz

4.0 user interface.

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Bundled applications

The Samsung Galaxy W, like the Galaxy S II, features the inclusion of Samsung's 'Hub' applicat
ions for
various multimedia use.
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Included are:

Social Hub

Which integrates popular social networking services like

Facebook

and

Twitter

into one place
rather than in separate applications.

Readers Hub

This hub provides the ability to acc
ess, read and download online newspapers, ebooks and
magazines from a worldwide selection.

Music Hub

An application store for downloading and purchasing music tracks on the device. Samsung has
teamed up with

7digital

to offer this service.
[7]

Game Hub

An application store for downloading and purchasing games.

Samsung has teamed up with
partners including

Gameloft

to offer this service.
[7]

Other
applications

More applications include

Samsung Kies
, Kies Air as well as

Google Maps

with Latitude, Places
,
Navigation.
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Media
support

The

Samsung

Galaxy W I8150 supports various audio formats including MP3, OGG,
AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR
-
NB, AMR
-
WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, FLAC, XMF
audio formats and video formats sup
port for MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX,
Xvid, VC
-
1. Recording & Playback of videos in up to

720p

high
-
definition (HD).

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Other variant names

T
-
mobile
's Samsung Exhibit II SGH
-
T679

Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini

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Reception

Dan Sung reviewing the Galaxy W for

Pocket
-
lint
.com had further noted the amount
of downgraded features.
[9]

CNET

UK has briefly summarized the phone as "chunky"
in its small size dimensions as well as "decent" for a lower priced alternative to the
Galaxy S II.