Samsung rumored to be prepping larger Galaxy Note for 2013Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Samsung's Galaxy Note and Note II, which check in with screen sizes of 5.3 and 5.5 inches, are some of the biggest smartphones on the market today. While their size may be a turn-off for some, both models have achieved some high sales figures. Taking that into consideration, a new Galaxy Note model seems inevitable, and a new report today claims that Samsung may go even bigger with it.
The Korea Times claims that Samsung is prepping a Note III with a 6.3-inch screen, which would be nearly a full inch larger than the Note II. A source speaking to The Verge chimed in by saying that in 2013, possibly later on in the year, Samsung "might fill in the largest gap in our screen size lineup" but didn't name the Galaxy Note specifically. It's worth noting that there are currently no 6-inch products on Samsung's roster. As for the late 2013 debut, the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II were introduced in early September and late August, so a new Galaxy Note introduction later on next year could make sense.
Moving on to the other big name in Samsung's Galaxy lineup, The Korea Times claims that we could see the Galaxy S IV as soon as Mobile World Congress in February. However, since the Galaxy S models are some of the most popular Android handsets around and that Samsung held its own launch event for the S III, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Galaxy S IV get its own event around a year after the S III's was held.
The aforementioned Verge source also had something to say about the S IV and the rumors that the next Galaxy S model may feature an unbreakable display, telling the site that "flexible screens are still a while off." That doesn't mean that the new Galaxy S's display won't feature any upgrades, though, as a display with a 1080p resolution is said to be in the plans for the S IV. Considering that the Galaxy S is a flagship device for Samsung and that HTC already has a 1080p phone on offer, it wouldn't be a shock to see that feature make the cut on the S IV. The other specs of the new Galaxy S are still up in the air for now, but don't be surprised if Samsung goes all-out for the new smartphone.