6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored for 2013

6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored for 2013
Phablets started with the Samsung Galaxy Note in 2011, and the 5.3-inch monster phone scared us at the time with its size. But while we thought that was the limit, Samsung surprised us by bumping the display to the whopping 5.5 inches in 2012, and in 2013 rumor has it, the company will go even further by equipping the Samsung Galaxy Note III with a 6.3-inch display.

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

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



98. Dlmacklin

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

If they make it narrow and tall like they did with the Note 2 then it might not be that bad

96. yatmiko

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Everyone said 5.5 is too big last time, but see how ppl respond now Note II is the 2nd higher best seller device for sammy now

91. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Better have some deep pockets for that monster! Might as well talk on a tablet! SMH

89. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

So the sg note 10 will be 10.2 inches lol

86. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

How far will Samsung go for their "phablets?" 6.3 inches!? That's insane!

84. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

no.just no.

83. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

6.3in is not a phablet, it's straight up a tablet, though small. What I would like to see in the next Note would be the same 5.5in screen but with 1080p resolution using the technology that the Note 2 us using. Aside from a higher resolution screen, I could see having about 4GB RAM (based on the fact that the demo Note at my local Sprint store only has about 750MB free RAM out of like 1.8GB) and a more efficient processor (not more powerful but better power usage).

80. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Too big. 6+ inches is tablet territory. At that size, its no longer pocketable. Unless JNCOs come back in style, LOL.

78. imkyle

Posts: 1117; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The nexus 7 is 7.0 inches... I cannot see carrying something an inch smaller than that in my pocket. Instead of making it better add a A15 CPU and improve the screen.

77. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

PLEASE STOP!!!!!! I don't want to have to use 10" phone in the future....

76. alfadolla

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

That's insane I am still trying to adjust to the 5'5 inch screen and having to explain to on lookers why is your phone so big? it is a phone isn't it!

74. yatmiko

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

everyone listen it might looks big, same like when I use my note2 first time and I feel it too big for me. But now the 5.5" it look small for me because I use it anywhere and any time. I think 6.5 is the best size if they can keep the bezel less then 2MM at horizontal and less then 5MM at the vertical side.

72. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Samsung loves its funny screen sizes. I am quite content with the 5.5 inch. I may jump at that 6.3 if its true but man that is really pushing my limit for comfort and blurring the lines between tablet and phone.

71. Dubskillz

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I applaud Samsung for pushing the envelope, but if I want to wrap my hand around 6" I'm gonna either grab a Subway sandwich or SOME of myself... Lol...slow it down Sammy.....

70. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm in!!!!!!

67. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'm feeling like the physical size of my Note 2 is about perfect for me. It's able to fit in my pockets ok, but any bigger and there could be issues. I'm all for the Note 3 sporting a bigger screen as long as the physical size doesn't change much, if at all. I could see them getting maybe half an inch more out of the current Note 2. I'm IN if it comes out as 6" in the SAME size chassis.. but any bigger and I think I'll pass. Sammy has to be careful here with the Note 2. It's about perfect now and if they keep pushing the size, they will quickly hit a point where people will stop buying it and it will become a niche product. It already is to a degree.

73. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

i agree the note 2 i have is close to the most perfect device ive ever handled.

64. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Id have to look at the design before I can say that Im for or against this idea. I love the Note and Note II because its a big phone for a big guy like me. Hopefully making a phone that big should be the limit because you're talking about tablet territory w/ phones that are 6.5 in and higher we'll have to wait and see

63. FrankV

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I LOVE my Note 2 from Tmobile. Everywhere I go I almost always get a "wow what is that!?" asked by people and bar tenders, and what not. Although I am used to the phone's size there are ocassions where it's size hinders me a little bit. I will be buying another note in the future IF they keep it this same size... but anything physically larger and I won't be able to fit it without a man-purse! 6.3" sounds TOO big! I would have to pass on the Notes if that is indeed true. (Hope not!)

62. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Instead of calling it Note 3, they should call it Galaxy Tab 3, 6.3

59. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

getting ridiculous now--Samsung----6.3 inches---that's a little smaller than the 7' Nexus tablet.

57. sujithahmed

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

wont be a good 1 to keep in hand......note ii size is perfect

55. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I just hope they don't make the s4 any bigger than 5 if even that big. Unless they shrink the bezel so it's same size as the s3

54. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Unless it has no bezel that is to big. The current note size is good why keep going larger why not use better screen tech and pixel density??

52. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Oh goodie! 4-core A15, 8-core GPU, 6,3", 1080p... WAIT WHAT? 6,3"???

50. redmd

Posts: 1970; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

this is good news. it may not be for everyone. at least we have options.

51. ChineseMuscle

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 15, 2008


75. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

Not really. unless they make 2 versions of note 3 one with 6" and other with 6.3". As a note 1 and note 2 user I will diffenitly go for the 6" otherwise I don't see any other option but to dumb the note series and go for the new sony with 6".

49. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

6.3 is way too big for a smartphone! now the phone will be tablets -.-

48. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

2013 6.3 inch 2014 7.3 inch 2015 8.5 inch 2016 9.3 inch 2017 10.0 inch 2018 OMG!!! x___x a big iSungPad haha xD

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