Samsung Galaxy Q is a rumored blend between tablet and smartphone; to pack a 5.3-inch display

Samsung Galaxy Q is a rumored blend between tablet and smartphone; to pack a 5.3-inch display
The Dell Streak tried to fill the gap between tablets and smartphones with its 5-inch display, but it doesn't seem like it did much of an impact on the market. With its unusual screen size, it was generally considered too small to be a decent modern tablet, yet too big to fall into the smartphone category. However, it is rumored that Samsung is about to take a chance as well and will soon introduce what might end up being “the missing link."

The Samsung Galaxy Q, as the device will presumably be named, will pack a 5.3-inch display and will be introduced in early September during the IFA 2011 trade show in Berlin. It isn't exactly clear whether it will be classified as a smartphone or a tablet, but if the Galaxy Q does eventually hit the shelves, the term “mini tablet” would probably suit it well. That is pretty much all that is said about the device so far with its hardware and software specs remaining a mystery. It is best advised that you take this rumor with a big grain of salt until further details emerge.

So, how does the idea of having a 5.3-inch tablet sound to you? Would such a device manage to find its niche or will it simply fade away unremembered? Feel free to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

source: Yahoo Korea (translated) via Clove

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24 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

If it is a giant sized sgs2, count me in.

2. android_hitman unregistered

hahahahahaha me2

14. cheetah2k

Posts: 2159; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

While I love my SGSII, I think Dell proved that the 5" formfactor is just not right, and the hybrid phone/tab concept does not sell... If its got SAMOLED it might be a winner!

22. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah, i might get in on that too especially if it has LTE.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if they can make it with the new bezel free edge2edge screen design it wouldnt be that much bigger than the current sgs2. If thats the case.. count me in! And it better come with like a 2000mh battery. :)

4. DroogV59

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

If Samsung executes well (see Rory and remixfa) I'm in bigtime!

5. chgotech unregistered

If it will be running the Kal-El processor under the hood... I'll take it!

6. Laurynas unregistered

OLED technology is relatively young and screens based on OLED technology have some really essential disadvantages. My advice would be to improve OLED technology before releasing more OLED technology based screens into the wide world.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Side-by-side comparison of SUPER-amoled with other screens show otherwise....

8. Laurynas unregistered

Then seems that these "side-by-side" comparsions was not really essential. OLED display is really amazing thing, but short lifespan and "Burn-In" effect is essential disadvantages of it!

9. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

just because the color is over saturated does not mean it is a better screen. All of the current amoled are only 800 by 480. The battery life is questionable too.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

could u post a link proving this? last i checked.. and that was like 20 seconds ago.. my vibrant's screen isnt over saturated. Also, battery life is much improved since amoled screens actually turn off pixels unlike LCDs which keep them on at all times. Which is also why Amoled screens also have indefinite contrast since black is pure black. And the reason they are so much brighter is Amoleds dont require the extra layer that glass does, which is why amoled phones are able to be thinner and lighter.

12. Laurynas unregistered

It's not about battery, It's all about "Burn-In" effect and short lifespan. :)

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

which i have had neither. how long does a phone need to be on before it burns in? ive had my phone on the same screen for about 2 hours and nothing happened. who cares about lifespan, its like 5 years. who has a phone that long?

20. Laurynas unregistered

I have searched some info about a "Super AMOLED" and its "Burn-In" effect and I have found a forum with a vote poll. Voted about a 200 "SAMSUNG Wave" users and about 35% of them was telling that their screens are affected by "Burn-In" effect. And they was claiming that "Burn-In" effect has affected their screens approximately after 3-4 month of usage! Also I have read that "SAMSUNG Galaxy S (I9000)" screens are also affected by "Burn-In" effect. The biggest technical problem for OLEDs is the limited lifetime of the organic materials. Degradation of current organic compounds doesn't happen instantly! Organic compounds degradate all the time and it is only question of the time when it will be noticed. Also time of organic compounds degradation depends on some conditions.

11. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

what about the galaxy Q that was rumored last year september/oktober 2010??? it was a bb farmfactor.... and now its a mini tablet????? wth :/

15. SeniorEd

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

The Samsung Droid Charge has a 5.3" diagonal if you measure across the entire face of the device. With all the talk of edge-to-edge displays and button free devices using bezel gestures in lieu of buttons, it is entirely possible that Samsung generates a 5.3" screen without the device getting too much larger than a Galaxy S2 or Droid Charge. With processor technology snow balling, I believe the next critical areas of smartphone hardware development are maximizing the use of screen real estate and improving battery technology and power efficiency. Bring on the 5.3" screen Sammy, we are all waiting.

16. Bro#5 unregistered

Why not make it an even 5"?

17. Hssncy unregistered

If it runs on wp7, I'm in.

21. Pirate Ninja unregistered

Me too!!!! If it runs WP7 I'm Sooo there!!!

18. ahahahh unregistered

lol should i even bother with the Galaxy S2 and just wait this ???????? i honestly feel like the Galaxy S2 one it comes out there will be another Sexy Samsung phone on its way like this one...

19. PsiGate unregistered

Please have a slide out qwerty keyboard... ultimate messaging device!

23. me unregistered

The dell had way to big a body for a 5" screen, way to big, a mate brought one. If the samsung is all screen like my HTC HD2 I'll buy it. I belive the ideal screen size will setel out between 5 and 6 inch, for me. Thats what I'm waiting for.

24. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Truthfully I applaud SAMSUNG for being INNOVATIVE and taking their brand TO THE STREETS INSTEAD OF SOME STUFFY COURTROOM LIKE APPLE....Even thou my manufacturer is HTC I support the thought of an 5.3 inch smartphone device why?? because people have not SEEN WHAT'S ON THE WAY FOR THE EVO BRAND IN 2012...HTC WILL MAKE AN 4.7 INCH EVO IN 2012 so depending on what this looks like their is a chance that THE EVO BRAND IN 2012 CAN BE 5.0 INCHES BIG...I WANT THAT SO BAD....Samsung spurs HTC and HTC spurs SAMSUNG that's truly what INNOVATION IS ALL ABOUT NOT THAT SUING GARBAGE THAT APPLE IS DOING...NOTHING WILL STOP HTC OR THE GOOGLE EXPRESS SO APPLE FANBOYS AND IPHONE USERS AT BEST ARE NOTHING MORE THAN DOPES.....http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/07/18/why-apples-patent-victories-over-htc-arent-all-that-important-or-scary/

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