ultra-thin 6 inch displays for large sized smartphones. These are expected to be on new phones as soon as the third quarter of this year. Last year, Samsung sold 8 million units of its GALAXY Note series. The current version of that phone, the Samsung GALAXY Note II has a 5.5 inch screen while the next iteration of the phone is expected to carry a 5.9 inch glass. Acer expects global sales of more than 10 million large screened smartphones this year, ranging in price from $399 to $499.
According to the Taiwan based component suppliers, the 6 inch size is one that is not yet mobbed by competitors as the under 5 inch category is for smartphones and the 7 inch size is for tablets.