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



1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Why? Because its the begining of July so they need to release another phone.

9. MrLove

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 05, 2016

Its Samesung, thats what they do. Flooding market with crappy phones. Now its the biggest piece of crap till date ROFL

12. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Most of the low spec Samsung phones are not available in developed countries but are mostly pushed to Asian developing countries. The J & On series are best sellers in these countries.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

finally they join that huge-size madness :D (but 7inch is obviously not-pocketable) but it will be sh*tty since its a member of J-line :-/ I expect 720p screen, SD410, 1.5GB RAM, and 16GB storage for $300 maybe Galaxy A Max will also come, with 80%+ screen-to-body ratio, semi-flagship specs, and record breaking battery life

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

MI MAX is the poster-boy !! Beat that or go home sammy!!

19. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

But it has a poor build quality. Videos in YouTube has it.

23. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

videos in YouTube has everything...

4. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

They decided to compete againts Mi Max and upcoming zencone

5. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Stop it Samsung!

6. fyah_king unregistered

6p is 5.7in and not 5.8.

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

7inch phone? U mean tablet??? Damn.. Sounds too much...

8. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sex-change operations and butt-implants are the latest cosmetic surgical fad. When is hand-enlargement coming?

10. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

People in Asian countries and developing world markets would rather just have a smartphone with a large display than have a smartphone and a tablet. This is why the Tablet market overall is dying.

24. Elfmonster unregistered

I'm in America and I want just one device too. One big phone like this. Or maybe 6.4 or 6.8. This is my favorite Samsung news since the folding phone stuff.

14. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Why all use "Max" to name these giants? Well at least Moto started using "Maxx", causing others to use that with one less "x". Maybe no "x" factor?

16. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

instead of whining about such big screened phones, go comment on phones that meets your needs. im a phablet fan, and i dont whine about any smartphone that is smaller than 6 inches. you same people always make a big deal about these big screened phones. there is a market for these there is a market for phones 5.7 inch and below. i would welcome a mid range 7 incher from samsung so i can ditch my 7 inch blu studio 7 II and studio 7 LTE...both comes with sad specs but i can live with it.

17. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

They feeling insecure, and they afraid that they become an old man that don't use the most cool gadget. I also like big screen phone, I think real phablet is 6"+. This 2016 is the best year ever with lots of 6"+ phone from Lenovo, Asus, Xiaomi, Huawei and now Samsung.

18. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

A 7inch screen on a phone would be crazy. I had the galaxy mega 6.3 and it was a huge phone. I liked it a lot. But I don't think a 7 inch screen would make sense.

20. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It would make a sense to me. It's good fit media consumption.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't have a problem with a 7" tablet with cellular capabilities , because Samsung has had such for years now. My problem is understanding who wants such a thing. It has a convenience factor. You don't have to carry and tablet and phone around together like I do sometimes. But Samsung already has an answer for that. SideSync allows you to put your phones display on the tablet screen and make calls. Though it still means carry 2 device. But suppose you wanna leave the tablet at home? I just don't see more than a few thousand selling. It's just not worth making. But if people are buying, you may as well join the party.

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