Samsung 5.9-inch device rumored as the Galaxy Note III

March 6, 2013

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There's been all sorts of rumors lately regarding what Samsung will be offering the Android world this year, and now we have one more to add to the list. With the Galaxy S4 announcement just over a week away, today we're now seeing reports of an unknown Samsung Galaxy device rocking a 5.9-inch screen. Could this be the alleged Galaxy Note III?

According to reports surfacing from the Korean Times who spoke with an anonymous Samsung official, the company is preparing a 5.9-inch phablet for later this year. And yes he used the term phablet. Instantly that makes us think Galaxy Note - considering that flagship device basically set the tone for that market segment. This could be the rumored Note III, or a completely different device but anything is possible.

In years past Samsung's been tossing devices of all shapes and sizes out to see what sticks, but lately they've been on to something with the Galaxy Note lineup. As their second "flagship" line, the Note was 5.3-inches followed by the current 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II. Late last year we heard rumors that the Note III would jump to 6.3-inches, which would be a rather large increase from previous generations.

This is where this new report comes in. A 5.9-inch Note III makes much more sense in terms of a realistic size for a device to use as a phone, not to mention it matches their steady and slow update model. Either way a 5.9-inch AMOLED rocking Galaxy device with their Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor would probably turn some heads. For now this is just an anonymous report, but hopefully we'll be learning more details soon.

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  • asdd

    COME ON! this is ridiculous! when Huawei makes a phablet 6.1inch it is completely mad and wrong. But when a rumor says that NoteIII will be 5.9inch it is perfectly OK.

    One more thing. Stop this stupid race for bigger and bigger, 5inch is maximum for a device that fits in your pocket. End of line.

    • Oh I agree. This is too big. Don’t get me wrong. I just know the Note II has sold over 5 million units and people want to see what’s next.

      haha Thanks for the comment.

    • Vivghkl

      Just because it is maximum for you doesn’t mean that the OEMs should stop for you, they are adapting to the wider market where the demand is, and that is Asia, specifically Korea and China and soon to be India. Like it or not people don’t like using small screened phones too so don’t think we are all for anything less than 5 inches, from here on it is getting bigger so deal with it, Jack.

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    • Steve

      if WIDE 7.89″ ipad with 4:3 aspect ratio FITS PERFECTLY IN ONE HAND.
      Apple’s marketing said that.
      What pocket?
      What hand?
      But Apple said that it fits perfectly in one hand.
      And showed it in one hand.

      Android TOP devices (much narrower than mini pad) with 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio will WOW-PERFECTLY fit in one hand being up to 7″ in size!

      The GIANT display is NOT a problem, the design is. It should be TIGHT. BEzel-less. Edge-to-edge.
      I want VERY big display.
      NOTE is supposed to be a NOTE.
      It’s Galaxy Note.

      SAMSUNG can give us even 6.5″ display in NOTE2 case size.;)

  • Sea ttletech

    5.9 would be a great size. They could fit a 5.9″ screen inside the current note 2. maybe even make it a little slimmer. If they brought out the note 3 with this screen size and be slimmer than the current note. INSTANT win

    • paps

      agree. The bigger the better. Nowadays its all about content and graphics