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Samsung Galaxy Q to Have 5.3-inch Screen?

by Sean P. Aune | July 18, 2011July 18, 2011 8:30 am PDT

It seems Samsung may be making a big splash at IFA 2011 in Berlin this September … literally.

Sources in Korea told Yahoo News Korea that the company will debut the Samsung Galaxy Q at the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show, clocking in at a massive 5.3-inches. The screen is reportedly one of Samsung’s popular Super AMOLED Plus displays, but no word on what the pixel dimensions will be.

The source went on to say that the device would have both 3G WCDMA and 4G LTE connectivity, meaning that in the United States it could be heading to either AT&T or Verizon, but there is no clue as of yet which one it will be.

Beyond those small facts, next to nothing is known about the device.  We have no clue if it will support voice calls or not as the 7-inch Galaxy Tab did so in Europe, but not in the United States.  It is not unprecedented for a device of the size to support calls as the 5-inch Dell Streak does, but when devices get into this size range, you have to wonder about the practicalities of holding it up to your face for any extended period of time.

Samsung does seem to have an obsession with making phones bigger and bigger.  The Infuse 4G is currently the company’s largest device at 4.7-inches, but when you’re talking about a device that needs to be carries with you and potentially held up to your face, the difference between 4.7 and 5.3-inches is pretty substantial.

What do you think?  Do you have any interest in a 5.3-inch device from Samsung?  Do you think it will support voice calls?

[via Android Community]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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