The trends in the world of phones are not set in stone. A few years back small handsets were in vogue, now we are going in the opposite direction. Companies manufacturing phones are competing with each other to make bigger devices and are constantly pushing the dimensions towards tablet size. After ZTE with its 5.7-inch Grand Memo and Huawei’s 6.1-inch Ascend Mate, now it is Samsung’s turn to go big.
Samsung Galaxy Note III – How big is too big?
According to a report from The Korea Times, the new addition to the Galaxy Note lineup, the Galaxy Note III, on which Samsung is supposedly working, may come with a 5.9-inch display. It is huge, but still smaller that the previously rumored 6.3 inches. It was also speculated that the screen will utilize a YOUM flexible technology, but it looks like Samsung lacks the technology to produced those screens en masse. Instead the display will use Samsung’s AMOLED tech. The phablet will possibly be powered by a new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor and is expected to be available in the second half of this year.
With this sort of devices a question arises of how big is too big. Phablets released previously proved to be successful so obviously there is a market for huge smartphones. Will manufacturers overstep the size limit when using a handset becomes too uncomfortable because of its dimensions? It is possible, but it certainly will not happen with the 5.9-inch Galaxy Note III.
source: The Korea Times