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Next Samsung Galaxy Note to feature an even bigger, 5.9-inch screen?

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Next Samsung Galaxy Note to feature an even bigger, 5.9-inch screen?
The next Samsung Galaxy Note might feature an even larger, 5.9-inch display, and it should be out in the second half of the year, according to an anonymous Samsung official speaking for The Korea Times.

''Samsung is working on introducing a new phablet using a 5.9-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen,’’ the official said.

Interestingly, we’ve earlier heard suggestions that Samsung might make an even bolder jump to a 6.3-inch next Galaxy Note, but this new whisper writes that possibility off. The phablet will come with an octa-core processor, but is not very likely to feature Samsung's bendable displays we've been hearing so much about as Samsung is struggling with manufacturing.

The original Galaxy Note launched with what seemed a truly humongous 5.3-inch display late in 2011, and last year the Note II arrived with a 5.5-inch screen.

This however is really pushing the limits of pocketability. We have seen that there is big interest in phones like these that allow you to read easier, watch photos and movies in bigger sizes and enjoy an overall better media experience, so this seems like a logical move. Yes, and one more reason for most of us to feel like we have such small hands...

source: Korea Times

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posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:45 9

1. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


in the future all phones will become tabs...

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:32 11

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


looks like we will have to adapt to the Man-Purse to carry it

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 11:09

22. WyclefJean (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


i guess that '"future" has nearly arrived..

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 11:45 2

32. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1046; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


not the "man-purse". Im not doing that lol

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 23:49 1

38. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


its called a murse and i'll be damned if im going to carry one

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 11:15 3

24. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I can hold a 7 inch tablet in my pocket so I am good till they get bigger then that lol

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 11:31 3

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Just cause you can don't mean you should bro

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 15:19 1

34. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Sorry!
Knowing i have options, i won't get a phone that's above 4.8 inches. 5.9 inch is just too much. Manufacturers just dream about bigger screens and make them...compromising on user-friendliness and comfortability. I don't want a phone that will cover half of my face.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 18:00

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


not all phones dude......only samsung phone will be a Tv size phone....!!! and it will be a joke for sure 100%

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:48 6

2. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I don't think the Note 3 will be much bigger than the 2. The Xperia Z has shown that larger screens can fit on phones roughly the same size as competitors because of a smaller bezel size. I think we'll see bezels get smaller and smaller this year resulting in larger screens but no noticeable change in handset size.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:46 4

16. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Another good example is the DNA... 5.5" tall with a 5” display...2 3/4" wide with an 1/8" bezel on the sides, very tight package.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 10:17 1

18. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Yea I find the DNA the biggest size phone I think I would like to use.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 10:52 1

20. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I've had used a galaxy note for a while and found I got used to the size quite comfortably, I wouldn't want a larger phone than that though.

With a bit of modern bezel less design it could be quite possible to get maybe up to a 5.9 inch screen into the galaxy note footprint,and that I certainly would buy

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:50 2

3. starandmountain (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


i remember a post on phonearena. In that post they said the note 3 will be 5.8 inch full hd,
i really hope the new features that will be introduced next week come to the note 2!:D

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 11:38

29. starandmountain (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


found it, it is not full hd.

phonearena.com/news/Samsung-might-be-prepping-a-5.​8-ClorOLED-display-with-16-subpixels-RGB-matrix-ca​n-we-say-Note-III_id34165

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:58 4

4. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


5.5 is enough to anyone's pocket and hands any bigger than that will be too big for most.. so how i hope that's not true

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:04 8

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


calling a two quadcore processors that doesn't work simultaneously an "octa-core" is a great marketing strategy. But also, a misleading move.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:07 7

7. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


very misleading. 2 sets of cores . One set high end one set low end. Its not a true 8 core. If all cores counted then Nivdia wins with its 80 core tegra 4

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:35 2

14. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


TRUE!

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:06 1

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


6.3 octo core 13+mp camera 1080p screen make all this and I will hold off till it comes out!

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:12 4

8. voxmarc (Posts: 332; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


im 5'5" and nexus 7 fits my pocket well,note 2 the same....anything smaller than 7" is ok....note 1 note 2 and note 3.....love it.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:16 3

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


ONE VISCIOUS SIZE SCREEN

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:22

10. cncrim (Posts: 854; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Phones are get to it pleatue, i dont think there is much room to improve.... dual core, quad core, octo core...... 16th core etc but even today not many apps suppose quad cores, all that cores is wase. To me what selling is in the software and battery life. Why can all core effort go into battery like use the screen itself to charge the phone?

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:25 3

11. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


no.
In my opinion the best screen size is about 4.7 ~ 5.0 inch

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 19:30

37. NickPeters (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


You know... Just a while ago people used to say that 4.3 - 4.5 was best... than came 4.5 - 4.7 as perfect and now you have 4.7 - 5.0 as enough!
Do you see where its going? :)

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 05:31

43. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


its the last time :)

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 06:52

44. NickPeters (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Of course it is! ;) :D

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:26 2

12. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Couple of years before Every one believed the phones Will be getting Smaller as the technology improves...................

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 10:58

21. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


That is true. What you found on a phone a couple of years earlier is now definitely smaller as technology has improved. The large phones that you see now are what teh phones from couple of years before could not do. If i were making a phone with all the features of a phone from couple of years ago then i could fit all of them into a mobile that is just larger than a matchbox.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:35 1

15. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I love the 5.5 nature of my device. If they go larger than 6, it might be a little big even for more. Granted I think it does depend on how it feels in hand and how certain tasks feel or not feel natural while using it. If it passes all of these then i'd grab it.

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