Samsung rumored to launch a mid-range phone with a gargantuan 7-inch display


According to renowned smartphone tipster Evan Blass, Samsung is gearing up to launch a mid-range phone with a gargantuan display. Said to be called the Samsung Galaxy J Max, the handset is rumored to sport a gargantuan 7-inch display. If this turns out to be the case, the Samsung Galaxy J Max will be little else than a tablet with dual-SIM capabilities and support for GSM, HSDPA, and LTE networks.

All of the other phones in the Samsung Galaxy J series - the company's mid-range smartphone series - come with numbered branding, bearing names such as the Galaxy J1, the Galaxy J2, Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7. The latter, which is the largest phone currently available in the J series, features a 5.5-inch display. As such, reports claiming that the Galaxy J Max will feature a 7-inch display seem a bit on the wild side.

Looking at what works in the smartphone market, there are multiple plausible/functional display sizes candidates between 5.5 inches and 7 inches across the diagonal. Google's original Nexus 6 came with a 6-inch display, the current-gen Nexus 6P rocks a 5.8-inch panel, while the Xiaomi Mi Max comes with a 6.44-inch display.

Evan Blass has also shared a photo of the Samsung Galaxy J Max back panel. Looking at what is claimed to be a press render we can note that the absence of a Smart Glow Ring. The upcoming Galaxy J2 is said to be the first Samsung phone to feature the smart notification light system, but it looks like the Galaxy J Max will miss out on a feature that many of our readers have shown interest in.

This is all the info that we currently have. As the Galaxy J Max starts receiving its various certifications from regulatory agencies, expect more detailed info on pricing, specs, and availability to trickle in. In the meantime, feel free to drop us a line in the comment section below and express any potential interest in a smartphone with a 7-inch display!

source: Evan Blass

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