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Samsung Prepping 5.9-inch Phablet, Report Suggests

by Todd Haselton | March 6, 2013March 6, 2013 7:30 am PST


Samsung’s current Galaxy Note II has a 5.5-inch screen and the South Korea company may be looking to take things bigger. A fresh report from the Korea Times quotes an unnamed Samsung executive who said the firm is working on a phablet with a 5.9-inch screen to compete with similar devices recently launched by Huawei and ZTE.

“Even if these kinds of sizes ― from 5-inch to 6-inch ― are stretching the limits of traditional pockets, well-made phablets using bezel-less technology have been warmly received,” the Samsung employee said. “Users prefer bigger phones and they use them more often. Samsung will be more focused on larger phones.”

We suspect 5.9-inch device is indeed the Galaxy Note III, even though the source didn’t specifically say so and the size contradicts earlier reports of a 6.3-inch display. Samsung’s large screen phones have become increasingly popular in the United States, despite early speculation that the devices might be too big.

Korea Times

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...