Samsung hints a big push with big screens on phones and tablets, improved S Pen and display tech in tow

Samsung hints a big push with big screens on phones and tablets, improved S Pen and display tech in tow
At its quarterly earning conference call with analysts, Samsung execs hinted that they are planning a big push with big screens this year, both in regards to phones, and to tablets.

For the phone realm, it mentioned more phablets are on the way, with screens in the 5"-6" range, and the first of those might be the rumored Note 3 Lite edition, with a 5.5" HD display, hexacore Exynos, and an S Pen stylus tucked in. Hyunjoon Kim, senior vice president of Samsung’s mobile business said that when it comes to the big-screen handsets, also known as phablets, “these large smartphones were a space or category that we ourselves created in 2011…and we are the leaders in this segment... each Note generation has greatly outsold the previous generation. This reflects market awareness that large smartphones equals Samsung.”

No arguing there, but the Korean tech giant also plans an equally big push in the large tablet arena, obviously not intent to stop at the 12" NotePRO for your business needs, but gearing up for slates as big as 20". These would also sport very high resolution, he mentioned, so if you are a graphics designer, you might want to wait and see what Samsung is planning on in that category this year. 

Mr Kim also reiterated that there will be improved screen sensitivity in its big-screen devices, like the multi-hover we heard about and the multi-window mode, as well as advanced stylus functionality for the S Pen itself.

source: via G4Games



1. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"This reflects market awareness that large smartphones equals Samsung.” Large smartphones = Samsung = low grade plastic = unreliable = horrible customers service. recently. I have had 1 Samsung phone, but had a good experience though (except for the OS).

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Tell that to the 50+ million GS4 owners and see if they care.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They do care, I bought one and will not be buying Samsung next round if their focus is just on "big". People will notice the difference and now that all the Android manufacturers have gotten their act together, it won't be as easy for them. They need to stop flooding the market with crap now that their name is out there and focus on associating it with quality. He isn't kidding with their low quality plastic, my S3 developed that hairline crack on two sides within 3 months after purchase and they wouldn't even pretend to replace it.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Had a S3 for a year - never got a crack. Family has S3s also and never experienced anything. Everyone I know who has a S3 or S4 is in love with their phone, regardless of the plastic. Same holds true with my family and friends.who own iPhones.

14. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I've had the S4 since June and don't have cracks or anything. Also, due to the inherent nature of polymer, it seems like the S#*(indicating all) would be less likely to develop a stress "crack" than a metal or glass phone. (Since polymer is mostly a more ductile material.) But what do I know. I will say this though, I wish Samsung would sit down with Motorola and license their antenna tech. That is my only beef with samsung. If they did that, I literally don't think I would see anything other than minor flaws(IMO) with samsungs lineup. (Such as the 5+ inch flagship trend that I personally don't like)

7. Just.Saying

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

Please define "low grade plastic", in all the years i've used samsung i only had 2 problems. After 2 years of use my D600 developed a software issue but the phone had already served its purpose. Then years later, my I8510 inov8 stopped working after about 8 months but samsung replaced it with a I9000 Galaxy S. The galaxy s works great till today and people still get amazed by that amoled display. Next week saturday i will pick up the galaxy S4 since its now cheap on MTN.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Amazon, Sony and Samsung surpassed them. Not surprised.

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hell Yea My Friend.

2. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Make next ATIV with S pen. That would be awesome. :)

12. SleepingOz unregistered

SPen is bound to the NOTE series which is based on Android. Besides, MS doesn't give enough freedom to the oems to customize its stupid OS as they like, so SPen on a WP wouldn't be what it is on the NOTE series without its bundled features and the power and versatility of Android. A full Windows/Android tab with SPen, on the other hand,would be nice.

3. byczybyk

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

what bout next wearble with oled, tablets with oled so many things there on conference call and you write about one of them ????????????? copy paste

4. byczybyk

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2012


6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What does that have to do with anything? Just curious.

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

LOL! Sammy is fresh out of ideas! Their idea of innovation is flood the market with phablet a lol!

15. Millenialssux

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Tell us your ideas for innovation Einstein. LOL!

18. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Please go back to the rock, mountain or cave you crawled out of......

17. 1701nino unregistered

Samsung will eventualy fail,this strategy of "flooding" the market will fail sooner or later,look at the GS4 as proof although it did sell good it didn't sell as expected.They even had to justify to their investers thats why my friends samsung is making a "quality material" phone this year, because i honestly believe they couldn't touch apple and and htc till now.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That means 20 variants of the note 4, and 33 of the s5.

20. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

More galaxies for Captain Kirk to discover poor sod!!!

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