6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored for 2013
This rumor comes along with talks of Samsung beginning a restructuring in its LCD unit, which should translate in cuts in production in favor of OLED.
“With money saved from LCD restructuring, the firm plans to spend more on OLED and flexible displays,” a parts supplier told the Korea Times.
This will allow Samsung to differentiate in the space and focus on organic LED displays. Samsung is using the AMOLED technology in its high-end products, and the Galaxy Note II comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen.
source: Korea Times via SlashGear
9. ajac09 posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:04 6 8
to big for you and I doubt we will see a 7 inch note IV. 7 inches is a tablet unless they make a 7 inch tablet note (which I can see them making a 7 inch a n 8.9 inch and of course another 10.1 inch)
17. techspace posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:17 13 8
that's too big for anyone, human hands don't grow with the phones........note 2 is very big, if they make it bigger, then no one will purchase it
and if google makes a 5.5" phablet with android 5.0, then samsung will suffer huge losses
30. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:47 10 5
Hey I kinda like this. This is something I would jump on in an instant. Imagine 6.3" 1080p Super AMOLED RGB HD screen on a bezel less device. It would be no bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Wow let's see if this does materialize!
56. andro. posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:26 6 0
If its the size of the note 2 then I'd also be interested. Making the device bezel less its quite possible of having a 6 inch screen at least on the note 2 size chassis.
Any bigger than the note 2 then I'd say no,it'd no longer be a phablet its a full blown tablet at that stage.
65. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:18 0 0
Yes that is what I am saying. I just want to see how Samsung evolves from the VERY awesome Samsung Galaxy Note II.
60. Nathan_ingx posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:49 0 0
Would you like it too if the tablet size hits 15' with 1900p or whatever??
92. Nadr1212 posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:04 0 0
Absolutely NO FREAKIN WAY!!!!!! it will fit in my pocket!!!
NO FUDGING WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
79. KingKurogiii posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:10 2 0
yeah, maybe now they're going to use virtual function keys for their devices like some of their development team wanted to do with this last generation of devices. o:
99. dmckay12 posted on 15 Dec 2012, 15:48 0 0
If the Note III has a 6.3" that has a 10:16 width by height ratio, then mathematically, it couldn't fit within the same body. The screen would measure 3.338993 in. by 5.342389 in., which would make just the screen wider than the Note II and Samsung's engineers would have to be very creative to fit the earpiece and the front camera within the same height as the Note II even with on-screen buttons. If it is a 9:16 ratio, the screen can exist within the same body as the Note II, but it is also unlikely. The side bezel would have to be less than 7.135/100ths of an in. (that is extremely annoyingly small). the screen would measure 3.08865 in. by 5.4909 in. Again, the trademark capacitive/solid button combo would have to be nixed and the engineers would have to conjure up some wizardry to fit an earpiece and a front camera within the same space as the Note II. To me, the Note II is the very limit for pocket comfort and this big of a screen, would make the Note III noticeably bigger. Save yourself some time and don't question my math.
82. richardyarrell2011 (banned) posted on 13 Dec 2012, 14:01 0 7
Trust me Google would be laughed off the stage against Samsung. Google better stick to it's boring stock Nexus devices. They are already a joke compared to the Galaxy devices from Samsung. Google needs to stay in it's lane otherwise their doors will be seriously blown off by Samsung.
90. techspace posted on 13 Dec 2012, 20:05 1 1
my dear friend,
google makes android....
the OEMs just add a skin a few tweaks, you can never compare them with the makers.......don't forget that nexuses will be updated for years
the nexus devices end up getting more features than any other android device on the planet.....the remaining devices are good only for a small period of time
the cheap nexus devices already have the android 4.2, the expensive galaxy devices don't.....they will get slow updates before losing support in a short period of time
and if google makes a phablet, it would have the latest software on good hardware and it would be very cheap....around $400 unlocked
have you seen BADA os?.....or did you see how people talk only about nokia devices if they want a windows phone?
today, samsung is successful only because of android...you cannot hate the makers and support the OEMs
100. dmckay12 posted on 15 Dec 2012, 15:50 0 1
Do you ever think before you post. Seriously, you never have an insightful thing to say.
103. richardyarrell2011 (banned) posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:12 0 0
Like you are so informative. Please my brother don't make me laugh at you anymore than i already am.
12. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:07 3 2
too big indeed but the thing about it now is samsung has pretty much reached the "limit" with the note 2.......and if a 6 inch device doesnt make people say "yea this is dangerously close to a tablet" then i will seriously have to re question just how powerful DENIAL and selfishness really is....... :(
93. rusticguy posted on 14 Dec 2012, 05:48 0 0
hmmm but Sony is also into this madness ... rumoured to be attempting a 6 inch "phone".
16. groupsacc posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:16 10 2
You're right. 6.3in is way too big. But if Samsung rids of physical buttons and slim down the bezel, 6.3in screen is possible without making it any bigger than Note2.
This could be the design cue for the next generation of Galaxy line-up. No physical buttons and slimmer bezel, allowing for larger screens without larger phone dimensions. Just remember me, I said this here first. :) LOL
22. techspace posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:26 3 3
no, that would make it impossible to use it with one hand, there would be too many accidental touches......
if they don't have a physical button, then we have to use the side button, which is very uncomfortable on such a huge device.....
29. aveese posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:44 0 0
they can make it a sliding phone so we can have something to hold on to...or make the flap more useful
87. techspace posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:23 0 0
but that would take at least 2 years to some........its not possible before the 4th quarter of 2014.
they can do something with the help of their flexible screens by then
32. groupsacc posted on 13 Dec 2012, 07:01 0 0
would palm-detection technology help alleviate that problem?
88. techspace posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:49 0 0
the palm detection and rejection technology could be helpful but its not really very accurate and it would take some time to improve......
having said that, its still very difficult to use it....for example,its very difficult to slide down the notification bar with one hand
reducing the size of the bezel and using the in cell touch screen display technology to compensate for the additional thickness can help in making a 5.7" note.....anything bigger would be too much
25. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:28 2 2
possible.......but sorry guys ive said what i felt like samsung "needs" to be focusing on (design) and now i'll just be rooting for my personal companies.......Sony and HTC
have a good one
18. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:17 3 0
This is nothing but unfounded rumor. The current size of Note is proven and there's no point for SS to change the successful formula.
But SS may try new 6" size but then I'm sure they would call it something else not Note 3.
26. techspace posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:34 0 0
hopefully..........just like, they made 3 different devices to keep the galaxy s3 a secret
53. PhenomFaz posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:05 2 0
too damn big the Note 2 barely fits in my pocket and I am 6 feet tall....so a 5.8 inch Note would be borderline but anything that is 6 inch and above is not pocketable unless they plan on Shaquile ONeil to buy all their units :)
81. richardyarrell2011 (banned) posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:57 0 2
We can all thank Hauwei for the spec war. They have decided to try to take out the Galaxy Note 2 knowing full well they should've backed off. Now Samsung the leader in this created market will now just BLOW EVERY OUT OF THE WATER. The Galaxy Note 2 is a very special device nothing today is better and nothing will be for the next 5 to 6 months. You can rest assure that The upcoming Galaxy Note 3 will be industry leading in Oct 2013 just as the Galaxy Note 2 was in 2012. Copy cat manufacturers need to take a seat cause nobody will top Samsung in the software and features department.
102. JOSHSKORN posted on 25 Dec 2012, 20:59 0 0
Sweet. Thanks for the tip. I'll bypass the Note III and get the Note IV. Finally a phone big enough to do all the things on it that it CAN do and for your eyes to actually be able to see.
2. fistigons posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:52 8 0
That does seem awfully large for a phone. Little small for a tablet.
38. redmd posted on 13 Dec 2012, 07:18 0 0
people, your comments sound like what we had last year for the Note 1.
3. turk_az posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:52 12 2
they should stop the size at 5.5", its madness to change the size to 6.3"
6.3 its tablet not phablet
24. cezarepc posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:27 5 1
Madness? This...is....Spart.....a GALAXY NOTE! just kiddin' man :)
42. joseph98 posted on 13 Dec 2012, 07:22 2 2
No I am very comfortable with a 6" but not 6.3".
in fact I am looking forward to dumb my note 2 with 5.5" screen with note 3 if it is between 5.8"-6" and I like it more if it's 6".
6. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:01 4 1
in 2020 galaxy note X will be 50 inch and will be a good armor for wars
27. techspace posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:36 0 0
lolzzz that would make a good television, an amoled tv
7. schinnak posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:02 2 1
if it comes with flexible screens - yeah, it makes sense. if not....well, then its a phablet minus ph plus t ;-)
11. Commentator posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:05 2 1
Phablets started in 2010 with the Dell Streak, although I'm sure Samsung wouldn't mind a rewrite of the history books.
13. Shubham412302 posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:07 2 0
well flexible displays can be made but not rthe other parts so you cant bend the phone
but atleast it will not break on falling
14. Nathan_ingx posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:08 5 1
Honestly, if Samsung is thinking that Note II's fame is because of the size, they're wrong!
6.3 is just wrong for a phone, maybe called a mini-tablet. But it's better for one to go for a 7 inch tablet considering the price be somewhere around the same.
15. Bozzor posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:08 3 0
I have relatively small hands, but the new Note is very usable as tablet and quite reasonably comfortable to operate as a phone. But at 6.3 inches, I would have to reconsider...
19. darkkjedii posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:20 3 1
Say goodbye to the 7 in. tablet market. 6.3 is simply too big, the note 2 is perfect as it can still be held nicely and used as a phone, but this is too big.
21. protozeloz posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:23 4 0
I personally would buy or consider buying a 7" galaxy note (as a tablet) but a 7" phablet is crazy
58. Nathan_ingx posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:47 0 0
How will you distinguish the difference between a 7' phablet and a 7' tablet???
66. protozeloz posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:20 0 0
One can make phone calls and comes with network bands, other comes with Wi-Fi only version and no phone calls
68. Nathan_ingx posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:33 0 0
That can come with a Tablet!
95. rusticguy posted on 14 Dec 2012, 05:52 0 0
samsung has a 7 inch which can make calls.
97. protozeloz posted on 14 Dec 2012, 06:51 0 0
101. Nathan_ingx posted on 16 Dec 2012, 06:29 0 0
The one with magics, spells and wizards doing their thing...:P
20. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:20 1 0
they are coming to that dead end in the road and are gonna have to figure out which way to go now lol
23. GuiltyBystander posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:26 2 2
Let's all hope that this rumor isn't true.
34. darkkjedii posted on 13 Dec 2012, 07:09 0 5
Who ever thumbed me down, please say why? Give some input.
69. Nathan_ingx posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:36 2 0
Don't worry mate, down is the new up! :D