If the latest rumour is to be believed then it appears that Samsung will be aiming to bridge the gap between a smartphone and a tablet as a report by Korea Times indicates that the company will launch the Galaxy Note III with a 6.3-inch display.
This is the only bit of information revealed by the publication and there is no word on what other specifications the handset will feature.
Upcoming Galaxy Note III may have a 6.3-inch display
If Samsung does use a 6.3-inch screen with the Galaxy Note III, it would be exactly an inch more than the original Galaxy Note which had a 5.3-inch display. The Galaxy Note II on the other hand, at 5.5 inches, was a mere .2-inch more than the original.
If the tech giant increases the display of the handset, it will go head-to-head against the rumoured 6-inch smartphone from Sony, the Xperia 6, as well as the offering that is expected from Huawei, the Ascend Mate, which is expected to have a 6.1-inch display.
However, it may be some time before Samsung launches the successor to the Galaxy Note II and there are a lot of rumours regarding the upcoming Galaxy S IV.
Korea Times speaks about this handset as well and reports that it will make its debut at the Mobile World Congress event that will be held in February. It was widely speculated that Samsung would be launching its next flagship smartphone at CES 2013 after the company released a teaser trailer that tells the world to get ready for “Something New”. However, it appears that at CES 2013, Samsung will instead focus on televisions and a range of other electronic products.
Rumours about the Galaxy S IV are coming in thick and fast and if the last rumour is to be believed, it may feature an unbreakable screen. In fact, reports suggest that if this is true, it could turn out to be a major selling point of the smartphone—considering the converging form factor.
The South Korean giant has been a popular name in the development of displays. Mark Newman, an analyst with Stanford Bernstein, recently stated that Samsung will eventually go for unbreakable and flexible displays. “Either the Galaxy S IV or S V will have unbreakable and even possibly flexible and foldable displays by 2014. That's going to be a game-changer.”
UBS analyst Nicolas Gaudois said, “Looking to the first half of 2013, we see evidence of Samsung likely accelerating the release of the Galaxy S IV – compared with May (this year) for the Galaxy S III. We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we could see a strong products push in the high-end in the first half, followed by other releases.”
Interestingly, reports also indicate that the Galaxy S IV will probably have a bigger and better display, quad-core processing power and a 13 megapixel camera, with picture density improving to 441 pixels per inch (ppi), which is a big improvement over the Galaxy S III's 306 ppi and better than the iPhone 5's 326 ppi.
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