Samsung's 7-inch oversized smartphone went through the FCC

Samsung's 7-inch oversized smartphone went through the FCC

It looks like something big passed through the FCC's approval process. Call it a smartphone with a tablet complex, or a tablet that really wants to convince you it's a smartphone, the Samsung SM-T2558 comes with a 7-inch display but it has the shape of a Galaxy phone.

In terms of specs, the phone, which could be named the Galaxy W in South Korea or the Galaxy Mega 2 in other markets, has less to show. It has a 720p display, a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU (possibly the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400), a gigabyte and a half of RAM memory, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front snapper, 8GB of storage space, and either Android 4.3 or 4.4. The connectivity options are 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi and cellular GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks.

The drawings submitted to the FCC give a good picture of the device's dimensions. It measures approximately 3.9 inches (99mm) wide and 7.5 inches (190mm) tall. This means that Samsung's tablet-o-phone will be both the narrowest 7-inch tablet and the largest smartphone out there. It's an interesting device, considering it's not merely a 3G-connected tablet, but an actual oversized smartphone.

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65 Comments

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I imagine ppl trying to hold it while they make call :D

9. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

This is getting out of hand.....well atleast out of one hand....

17. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

It's really funny to know that 5 ft (1.5 m) asian girl can easily do call & navigate around 7" phablet, but a 6 ft (1.8 m) Caucasian feel 5" phone is ridiculously large.

26. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Hey. They're Asian. They have super powers they can do whatever they want :)

32. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

''... asian girl can easily do call & navigate around 7" phablet... '' please explain how tiny ppl manage that. I think you kidding

35. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

you obviously need a vacation. Go to Hong Kong or thailand, vietnam, indonesia, philipine, malaysia. But Hong Kong is the best example. In Hong Kong, lots of asian high school using phablet ranged from 5"+ to 6" such as galaxy note, galaxy mega, xperia z ultra. If you went to public place such as restaurant or in the bus, or shopping center, you can easily notice it. The other asian country I mention also the same, but hong kong is the most noticeable.

41. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

they use it with one hand ? I cant use note 3 easliy eventhough I have big hands. I think they struggle too. in my country also pll use phablets with two hands. with two hands you can easly operate 10 inches tablet. important thing is one hand usage

49. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm fine with my Tab pro 8.4 with call functions. It's just unwieldy when calling with it.

52. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

One hand - Two hands Manual vs. Automatic is that really matter?

55. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yes for me it matters.

57. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

then why bother or question that it doesnt matter to other people. its obvious that there are many people who prefer large phablets, who cares if they use one hand or not? ive seen guys with huge hands that holds their tiny smartphone in one hand and navigate their phone with their other hand.

58. Rager722

Posts: 595; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

I live in an asian neighborhood in Brooklyn and even here the asian girls use S4,S5 and notes so youre right, there is some who still use iphone though.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 6640; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why only 720p? They should have made it 1920x1080 or 1920x1200. A 7" device could easily handle it. A lot of people could look at as a tablet and a phone. I would have bought one with a 1080p display. You get a phone and then a great 7" tablet display. It would have been perfect.

18. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

low/mid end product.

36. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If it was 1080p then you would be saying the SoC isn't enough to handle the display, 1080p would be too much for a Snapdragon 400 device.

43. express77 unregistered

It will be the common phone size in 2017 with 6.5 inch as mini phone. Be ready to adopt it.

47. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

63. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Looking like Huawei mediapad x1.... but with less impressive internals

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

what the hell samsung? this isn't even a phablet anymore its a tablet, and if not, how small is considered a tablet now? 10.1 inches? 13?

22. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

It's a phablet...

3. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

720p O.o

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

We're getting closer to the time when we have to hold the phone in 2 hands just wen making a call.

20. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Why? You have a very small hand? Even 5ft asian girl (1.5m) can hold 7" phablet with one hand * if you go to hong kong, china, taiwan, you will see that teenage asian girl LOVE these gigantic phablet.

25. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Well dunno. 7" tablets are quite big after all...

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

It's insane and so thick..is Sammy ok?

6. splus

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Finally, the age of pussies and small phones and tablets is finished. 5.5-7 inch phones and 12 inch tablets for REAL men! Not sure whether to add /s because I'm half serious...

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

o.o I can barely hold a 5 inch device...does that mean....? ;-;

12. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

It doesn't mean anything. Small hands doesn't make you less of a man. It would actually really be ridiculous if you think your phone's size judge your masculinity. It would be funny if someone bought a phone so big but can't seem to handle it well just so he could look manlier.

15. splus

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Remember when 5.3 inch Note 1 first came out and everyone was "OMG, this is RIDICULOUSLY big!!!". And now 5.3 inch is average size for a premium phone. Times change...

34. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Am 6' 5 And I have xtra large hands but I use a blackberry Q10 cos that's what I love as it does everything I need it to do. Careless of what people think or say as I type on it. It's simply the best and unique experience ever. Always a blackberry user and forever will be a user.

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