Samsung's Game Pad accessory for the S4 hints a 6.3" Galaxy Note III is indeed in the works


Samsung has done the usual microsite for everything Galaxy S 4-related, including the world of accessories its latest will come with. tucked among them is the Game Pad contraption, that combines a gaming pad with a phone holder for the avid timewaster in you.

In the Game Pad's description, however, this nugget of information is disclosed: "4"~6.3" size available". Given that the Samsung Galaxy Note III has been rumored to come with a 6.3" Full HD display, this should serve as another confirmation that the company's fabled phablet would indeed arrive with a 6"+ display come the holiday season. 

Seeing what Samsung did with the S 4, it is also probable that while the screen size will grow, the dimensions will stay the same or even more compact than the Note II.

source: Samsung via TechRadar

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21 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I guess with Note 2 Samsung are planning to enter in fashion industry. Because with a 6.3 display we would need pants specifically designed by Samsung !!!!

2. No_Nonsense unregistered

Depends on how large the bezel is, the overall dimensions of the phone. So that'd be a pretty wrong assumption to make based on screen size alone.

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

No I think that's pretty accurate. The current Note II has very little bezel. In order to go from 5.5 to 6.3 they will need to make the phone even bigger.

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The s3 also has low bezel but Samsung have managed to up the screen size and actually reduce the over footprint dimensions in the galaxy s4. The note 3 could well have a 6 inch + screen but only a mm or two larger than the nite 2. If the note 3 was considerable thinner and lighter it'd help a lot also

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea I think the Note II has one of the smallest bezels, so it will be noticeably bigger, they should try make it have virtually no side bezels and put the Samsung logo on the physical button to make the top and bottom bezels smaller. Personally I think the Note III will be too big, I would prefer a 4-5" phone. But there is also many people who would prefer a 6+" phoneblet instead of carrying a phone and tablet.

14. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

the note 2 has a small bezel, they(samsung) can't make it very small because they love to keep the phy home button and you need some sensors and a good front camera the note 3 will be too big, i think they should make a 6 inch note with very small bezels, if they work hard, a 6 inch note 3 won't be bigger than the note 2

22. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

@No_Nonsense: You need to remember, display size is measured diagonally so comments like bezel size is pure nonsense. The phone manufacturers don't supply the necessary info such as display area so people can discern the total size of the phone. Also if you recall the Note II is thinner BUT taller than Note I. A 6.3" display means the phone will be taller since keeping the width the same would amount to a huge increase in the surface area. So unless Samsung wants you to have a really big phone (i.e. keeping the width the same), it will most likely increase the height of the display and reduce the screen width. Basically, the shape of the screen becomes a taller rectangle just like the Note II when compared to the Note I.

19. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

they seem to have a talent in making the screen size matter less. Though i must admit 6.3 pushes it into pre-tablet territory.

6. THE-ONE

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

6.3 that's to big. They should've kept it to 6.0! I'm wondering if they are gonna use the exynos 5450 and not the 5410? Will it have the PVRSGX554 MP4 GPU? I think they will take all the features from S4 and N2 with along S3,4 and N2 designs? Well weal wait and see! Hopefully this N3 shouldn't be a fail like the S4......!

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

WoW......you should be an analyst ! barely half a day since its launch and you have already predicted S4 is a fail !

16. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

DIdn't get it how s4 will be a fail,did you already predict that it won't sell well? It may lack the wow factor but calling it a fail is just plain rude and ignorant.

7. elmersunyc

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Just get the galaxy tab 8.0 and call it a phone! It seems like samsung is aiming towards that direction anyways.....

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

COOL!

10. 110410

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Can they really use that color and button layout?... the buttons and the d pad is exactly the same as xbox 360 if this is a third party control pad then i dont see any problems but its clearly a samsung brand

11. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

No thanks, I'll use my 3DS or my Vita

12. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

WOW THAT'Z SOO FUGLY

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The size would stay the same or even smaller?? Lol no. We're talking 0.7'' of additional diagonal, compared to the current Note! Seems to me that Samsung will release the 5.9'' Note 3 that could be just slightly larger than the Note 2, AND the true mini tablet called the Note 6.3, or Note 3 XL.

15. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

why everything is white now? i prefer black.

17. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Becasue white sell's well and stand's out among the black crowd of smartphones. :)

20. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

You want some bezel with that screen?

21. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This begs the question: At what point is too big for a device you carry with you? Tablets are different, and as they start to push the Ultrabook and laptop experience, I see no problem with 7" on up as that fills needs. But smartphones are carried with you at all times, and where is that point where too large hits one of these manufacturers in the sales? With the Note 2's success, it seems the "race for bigger" is on. But I still think the average owner of a smartphone sees under 5" as the limit, and 4.3"-4.5" the sweet spot for the elite handsets. Samsung seems determined to push that limit until it is reached. As the Galaxy series and the Note phones are among the most dependable lines going, I would hate for disappointing sales to dampen the enthusiasm for these devices because they just picked it up and were turned off by the size.

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