Report: 6.3" Samsung Galaxy "Mega" Smartphone Inbound
April 3, 2013 9:47 AM
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Samsung phablets will be called Mega
Rumors have been going around that Samsung is getting ready to launch a couple of new devices that would fall into the “
Reports are now indicating that Samsung has changed the name of those devices, calling them the Galaxy Mega line. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is code-named GT-I9152. So far, rumors indicate that this device will be an Android gadget with a screen measuring – wait for it -- 5.8-inches.
Samsung Galaxy Note II
5.8-inches is certainly a big screen for a smartphone, but the other device Samsung reportedly has up its sleeve is even larger. The second device is called the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and carries the codename GT-I9200. This particular device was previously been rumored to be called the Galaxy Note III.
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is expected to be offered in white somewhere around the end of May. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 will reportedly come in black and white colors around the middle of June.
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RE: Options are nice
4/4/2013 1:24:49 PM
Sorry to tell you, but people ARE wanting larger and larger phones, so that makes this a good idea. Even Apple, who once said 3.5 inches is the largest a phone needs to be, went to 4 inches and many MANY people wont buy it because its way too small. Meanwhile more and more manufacturers are making phablets because that is what people want. Of course not everyone, but the market is there and it will sell.
If I were in change of a smartphone division, I would absolutely be making phones in the 3-4 , 4--5, 5-6 inch ranges, and options in each. People are different, they have different wants and needs and requirements. Some want a large screen phone. I know a Note2 fits perfectly in my pocket without being an issue. A larger phone would be fine as well.
RE: Options are nice
4/4/2013 3:15:11 PM
I guess we'll see about all that. There
an upper limit; the question is just where it lies.
I will admit that when I first started thinking about this way back in the day, 6.3'' is actually right at the mark I chose. I think I still have the photo somewhere that I took in 2003 of a 6.5'' cardboard box in my jeans pocket to support my argument to a friend that it was the best ultramobile screen size. The difference is I wasn't thinking about phone functionality at
back then. That does make a difference.
Now that I think about it, I'll probably end up buying one lol. I don't use my phone as a phone.
RE: Options are nice
4/4/2013 5:21:51 PM
"Now that I think about it, I'll probably end up buying one lol. I don't use my phone as a phone."
Exactly... When I do, its usually in my car on Bluetooth or at my Computer on speakerphone so I can type. The only time its in my hand at my face is if I receive a call and I actually answer it (which is rare).
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