Samsung Likely to Release Galaxy Note III With 7″ Screen
I’m pretty sure that most of you have heard of Samsung’s Galaxy Note. Samsung first announced the phone last August during the IFA 2011, and released it sometime in October that year. With a screen of 5.3″, you could consider it a “phablet” — ie a phone and tablet in one. To many, the phone fitted their needs perfectly, as it wasn’t too big for a phone or too small to be a tablet. For others like me, well, let’s just say it wasn’t really my piece of cake. Anyway, Samsung obviously sold enough units of the thing, as just a few months ago they went and released the new, bigger Galaxy Note II. For a phone, I really believe that 4.8-inches is the absolute MAX for a screen, any bigger and it becomes too impractical.
There have been a fair few rumors recently suggesting a Galaxy Note III with a 7″ screen to fill the gap between the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and the Galaxy Note II phone. And a recent benchmark from NenaMark suggests that a model dubbed the GT-N5100 is already being tested. The “GT-N” part of the model name has been used in previous Note-branded products. The Galaxy Note 10.1 for example uses the GT-N8013 model number. The new benchmarks suggest the tablet will sport a 1280 x 720-pixel display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and an ARM Mali-400 GPU.
If this new phone does indeed exist, then we’d be likely to see it unveiled during the annual Consumer Electronics Show in January. Hopefully, Samsung isn’t considering a 7″ phone. Can you imagine carrying that around with you?! Sure, they’ve managed to pull off 5.3″ and now 5.5″, but I really doubt a 7″ screen on a phone will work. What do you think? Let me know in the comments box below.