The Samsung Galaxy W is a 7-inch Korean smartphone

samsung_glw_01Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy Tab line might not have the ability to make voice calls in the United States, but since 2011, overseas markets have had the option to add cellular connectivity. So the company’s new seven-inch phone announced on Monday, the Galaxy W, isn’t a new product, but rather a new moniker. Like the Galaxy Tab, it doesn’t pack flagship specifications: a 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Android(s goog) 4.3 with no guarantee of timely updates. It’ll cost nearly 500,000 won in Korea, which works out to just under $500. No word about when if it’ll ever come to the United States, so if you want a phone-tablet hybrid, your best bet is probably the currently available Samsung Galaxy Mega.

HTC One Max for China Unicom smiles for the camera

The HTC One Max isn’t yet official, but the device keeps breaking cover in front of cameras. The latest pictures from a Taiwan site show the large handset in pieces and illustrate how big it is compared to the HTC One.