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

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



1. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

in the future all phones will become tabs...

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

22. WyclefJean

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

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

32. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

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

38. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

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

24. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

27. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Just cause you can don't mean you should bro

34. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

2. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 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.

18. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

20. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

3. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 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

29. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

found it, it is not full hd.​8-ClorOLED-display-with-16-subpixels-RGB-matrix-ca​n-we-say-Note-III_id34165


Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 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

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 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

14. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012


6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

8. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 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 it.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


10. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 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?

11. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

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

37. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 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? :)

43. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

its the last time :)

44. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Of course it is! ;) :D

12. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

21. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 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.

15. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 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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