6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumored for 2013

December 13, 2012
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If the plus-sized Galaxy Note II was not big enough for you, the next iteration of the device is set to be even larger, according to sources in Korea. The Galaxy Note III looks like it could have a massive 6.3-inch display when it hits the market in 2013. If the report from the Korean Times is to be believed, it looks like Samsung is going to be pushing what we thought was the limit for the size of an OLED on a smartphone.


Other specifications on the rumored device are yet unknown, but it makes us wonder; will this device even be able to be considered a phone, or at that size is it a tablet? We've heard rumors that Samsung is working on a mid-range Note tablet of approximately 7 inches, so this rumor could actually be the confirmation of that, rather than a phone. Either that, or we could be getting a phone that is going to push the limits of what we can actually fit in our pockets. Maybe we need bigger pants.

These rumors also coincide with Samsung's plans to slash its LCD production in the interest of focusing on OLED and flexible displays instead. “With money saved from LCD restructuring, the firm plans to spend more on OLED and flexible displays” one local parts supplier told the Korea Times. Samsung feels that the LCD panel market is saturated, and Samsung wants to differentiate itself with the use of OLED technology.

Samsung's OLED push translates to other parts of its business, such as big-screen TVs. These rumors also add some weight to the rumors that Samsung is planning to announce a Galaxy S IV in February of next year. Whether or not Samsung is going to be making a giant phone or a small tablet remains to be seen, but it seems likely that a new device is coming along with the Note branding attached.

[via Slashgear]


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  • mijj

    > “Other specifications on the rumored device are yet unknown, but it makes use wonder; will this device even be able to be considered a phone, or at that size is it a tablet?”

    a clear sign that, if/when this device becomes available, it won’t be worthwhile checking professional reviewer opinions.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      lol.. I’ve had a very subjective attitude when reviewing the Note’s. at the end both times I’ve suggested users try them in stores themselves for the sheer size. Everyone’s different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajitpal.s.flora Ajitpal Singh Flora

    NO NO NO. PLEASE DON’T MAKE A PHONE THAT SIZE. 6.3”. I WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO GET NOTE AND NOTE 2 AND REALLY LOVE IT BUT NOT 6.3”, IT WOULD BE TOO BIG. SAMSUNG SHOULD JUST WORK ON BETTER SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS.

    • All thumbs

      The bigger the better. If my wife and I both went to the hardware store to each buy a hammer, I seriously doubt we’d both leave with the same size hammer. A man’s hand is obviously bigger, requiring a larger device. I say if it’s too large for you, buy a smaller unit. Don’t limit the rest of us to your size requirements.

    • FreeDom

      Just sounds like a grl on frist night :D

  • Richard Yarrell

    Huawei, Sony, and Lg started this war thinking they can compete with the Galaxy Note 2 in the first place. Now Samsung is out too simply BLOW THE DOORS off of anyone faking to challenge in this space. Software alone as well as features Samsung Galaxy Note 2 shits on anything ever made. The Galaxy Note 2 is the best productivity/all purpose device ever and clearly the Galaxy Note 3 will be the best in 2013. 4100 battery, 6.3 inch screen, 1080p, 16meg camera, 3gb of ram, 2.2ghz Exynos 5 processor, 128gb of storage. Case closed here folks. I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 straight up cash in 2013 you can count on that.

    • Richard Yarrell

      These specs are well known on Samsung twitter page, sammobile site, and the above stated Korean site. This device has been in the making for a little while now and will launch with android 5.0 Key lime pie.

  • http://iflotech.tumblr.com/ Daniel Tung

    This is absolutely STUPID.

    • anonymous

      not as STUPID as your unnecessary comment

  • Blu Raymond

    Yep. Got to get pants with bigger pockets.