Don't let your eyes deceive you. That is not a Galaxy S III (or IV) you're seeing. No, that is a new phone from Samsung. Yes, it has a name. You know what else it has? A 4.7" 800x480 display powered by a 1.2GHz quad core processor. What's that? You want to know the name? No, you don't. You want to hear about the 5MP camera, or the 8 whole GB of internal storage!


Let me tell you all about how this phone is a decent device for mid-range customers. Not cutting edge, but not too terrible, either. Hmm? You still want me to tell you the name? Hush, don't you worry about that. You should be checking out this spec list!

  • 4.7" 800x480 TFT display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1
  • micro SD card slot

Doesn't that sound positively average? Which is not a bad thing. Not everyone needs awesome. Some people are okay with average. Some people don't need to be the top. They don't need to dominate everyone else, or be the best, or spend the most money or have the fanciest hardware or—okay, fine! It's called 'Win.' The Galaxy Win. The mid-range device that is neither amazing nor horrible—that does not have any sort of victory over any device in any way—is called the Galaxy... ugh. 'Win.'

I give up.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow, Samsung (1), (2)

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

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    • Freak4Dell

      Nah, that's due to be released on Thursday.

    • Elias

      Soon in a store near you: the Galaxy LOL

  • http://profiles.google.com/breeves2000 Ben Reeves

    Perhaps if they sell enough of them, they will have a victory over other devices. That would be a win of sorts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aquiday Sebastian Heredia

    It's a "Win" for your budget!

    ... maybe?

  • SoWhy

    Samsung really needs to trim down their portfolio...and hire someone who knows good names for phones

    • http://www.facebook.com/duckofdeath Hans Pedersen

      It's for kids in China. I think they know what they're doing with their naming. Their market share in said country should give that away.

      • Mike Reid

        ++. Win is a good name in Asia.

        Seems like a good mid phone to me. But I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with custom ROM aspirations.

      • Haedocynic

        Is Asia really that simple? It's not as if all Chinese restaurants were called "Happy Fortune"—oh, I see what you mean.

    • Tee

      Actually, yes. 'Win' sounds so cooooool. As cool as 'Galaxy Fame' or 'Galaxy Ace (Advance)' sound. Like HTC 'Wildfire' or 'Legend' or 'Incredible'. They all sound so cool, that my 5-year old son would definitely want those. All of them.

    • anamika9

      I suppose this is targeted to countries where people buy mobiles. Hence the numerous devices at various price points.

      In a subsidized system like in USA just a single high end mobile should work.

  • http://twitter.com/diliproy55 dilip roy

    atleast 8 MP camera......

    • bluevoodo

      how is picture size, indicative of image quality?

  • John

    This looks like a win-win phone for Samsung

    • NexusKoolaid


  • http://twitter.com/danlocker Daniel Locker

    Galaxy Fail.. Not Win.

    • Haedocynic

      What a relief it would be if for once they were honest and called it the Samsung Galaxy Mediocre! Ironic names would certainly attract lots of attention. Everybody would understand the irony.

  • heat361

    Clearly Charlie Sheen partnered with Samsung :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/larryjasonstorey Jason Storey

      Nope its not called " Galaxy Tiger blood "

      • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

        Clearly you haven't seen the ad campaign.

  • Sarah Puls

    *snort* That's hilarious. Not just the device, but the way the article delivered the news. These are the kinds of articles that keep me here.

  • synikil

    Aka the Charlie Sheen phone

  • mechapathy

    Win FTL

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.potts.1232 Robert Potts

    bahahaha reallllly!? you know in a samsung/android fanboy but that... is terrible... even if it had bleeding edge tech in it, calling it the "win" is just .... lose

  • bazker

    --The mid-range device that is neither amazing nor horrible—that does not have any sort of victory over any device in any way—is called the Galaxy... ugh. 'Win.'

    I give up.

    OK they'll just sell millions of billions of them. everywhere

  • atlouiedog

    Galaxy Win? Someone making a Facebook phone just threw their coffee cup against the wall this morning because they have to go brainstorm some new name ideas before the announcement they were going to make today.

    • bazker

      Come on! HTC has plenty of names. Uno, Ain, Pervyi, .... whatever

      • atlouiedog

        The HTC Like, coming Fall 2013.

  • Tadhg Harris

    A pretty great piece of writing there, I will admit.

  • Bill

    This is just the S2 with a slightly faster processor and slightly bigger battery. Sounds like a step back in time, not a "Win".

    • http://www.facebook.com/Zerounodos Manoleta Bocchia de Coussillan

      Bigger display too. Which only means lower DPI. Fail.

  • http://twitter.com/OpenIntro Eric Vaughan

    Calling it part of the Galaxy line seems like it just dilutes the brand.

  • http://www.whatupgoingon.com Greg Macek

    If it's going to be a budget phone, IMO it doesn't need to have a 4.7" display size. 4 or 4.3 would've been quite adequate. "Check me out I have this huge phone that's totally mid/low range. I feel richer because my phone's physically big."

    • LjHe80

      I owned a camaro while in high school that had a small v6 engine. It wasn't very fast but I loved it.

      • fixxmyhead

        damn dont say that. im getting the new 2013 model this month . i really want the v8 but that 6.2L engine is a gas guzzler

        • jesuguru

          Get the V8 or you'll kick yourself every day. Cut out the Starbucks to compensate for gas money.

          • fixxmyhead

            haha i know i keep thinking. i'll check it out but i already dont drink starbucks anyways i hate that garbage. if they give me a good deal then yea

    • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

      People who want budget phones can still want large screened ones. The bigger issue lies with not being able to get a high end phone in the 4-4.3 range anymore other than the iPhone. I personally love 4.7 but there are people who would flock to an android flagship that's about the size of the iPhone.

      • Freak4Dell

        Seriously. The people that want big phones have basically no limit to the number of choices. The rest of us have the two 4.3" Motorola devices or a billion shitty phones.

      • Luke Shirley

        Well the iPhone has pretty big bezels, so the Moto X is barely any larger than it even though it has a 4.7" screen. Specs lie firmly between 5 and 5S.

  • Bern Sullivan

    All of you have missed the subtle joke- this phone looks like and has identical specs to the Samsung Focus 2 an early Windows phone made by Samsung and almost immediately orphaned when MS said they were going to WP 8 and WP 7.5 was a dead end. Samsung got stuck with a boatload of these I'm sure, and that was when they announced they were not going to give much support to Windows Phone. They obviously just reworked the phone to run on android, released it as a low ball phone and just hung a "Win" name on it to let the world know Windows Phone is second rate... here is a pic and spec sheet for the Focus 2 see for yourself. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Focus-2_id7095

    • Jeremy Bryant

      I'll admit they look similar, but that's pretty much where it ends- different processor, different display, different battery capacity, the Focus 2 lacks a SD card slot...

  • http://twitter.com/raptorstv Samcopy

    Samsung is #1.... in the category of ugliest design

  • Eloy Antunez

    Galaxy Derp!

  • Haithem Obeidi

    I think Samsung is just fucking around...the release way too many devices...I can't take them seriously, do they know wtf they are doing or are they just winging it and flooding the market with Galaxy's?

    • Freak4Dell

      That's their strategy. If you put enough shit out there, eventually you'll get more sales than everybody else. They want everybody to have a Galaxy, regardless of whether you are a millionaire or have a measly $50 to your name.

  • troph

    Definitely not a "Win" in the aesthetic category.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erhardt.gergo Gergő Erhardt

    Last nail in apple's coffin.... :D Price tag?

  • bluevoodo

    Damn it another HTC model, how many are they releasing this year? It looks like they will flood the market with the same name and cause confusion. Oh wait its Samsung, carry on with the double standard. ....../s

    • Freak4Dell

      Samsung can do no wrong. Get with the program, geez.

  • GazaIan

    You know, in respect to the CPU, Battery, and resolution, this might actually push out some great performance and not too shabby battery life.

    But that name.. No.

  • TylerChappell

    This device really does not need to exist. No wonder everybody calls them "Samesung" all the time. /sigh

  • Elias

    Even though the hardware screams fail instead of win, this is actually the most decent dual sim phone ever built (and you, AP, didn't even care to mention that feature).
    In markets where multi sim is important (such as Brazil) this will be a huge deal, as most (if not all) dual sim phones I've heard of are shamefully underpowered (eg.: Galaxy Duos) and, at the same time, making it with not-cutting-edge hardware has direct impact on its price, which would appeal hugely to those who are interested on having more than one carrier (usually because of cheap prepaid plans with free calls for those within the same carrier)

    • jesuguru

      I'm pretty sure the Galaxy Note 2 N7102 is dual sim. And much much (much) better than the Win.

      • Elias

        So there was ONE decent choice in the dual sim realm. I like the Note, but those with small hands or a lower budget might really like the win.

  • http://komorkomania.pl/author/michal-brzezinski Michal Brzezinski

    Average news wrapped in hilarious form. Just awesome.

  • flosserelli

    One day Samsung will realize there is a market for a sub-5" 720p phone with top of the line specs. Not everyone wants or needs Note-size phablets, or a phone with a zillion ppi screen and a battery that doesn't last a whole day.

  • hot_spare

    Amazing that the only Android manufacturer that literally makes billions of dollars every month needs suggestion from people at AndroidPolice!!

    Really what makes people think that they know better than Samsung? Have they created the product which makes billions in profit every month? If not, I don;t think anyone here has any qualification to lecture what Samsung should do.

    MS should do this, Google must do that, Apple is doomed, HTC should sell stock phones, Samsung should release only 1 model...what makes people think they know more than everyone else?

    Do something yourself first before you criticize others.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000281440617 Ben Kapferer

      I hate that analogy! You're implying that because we lowly peasants do not have the means to run our own cell phone business, we are automatically too stupid to make observations about it. Everyone here (well, almost everyone) has eyes and a brain, don't we?