By Stephen Schenck | December 13, 2012 12:24 PM
Samsung pulled off a neat trick with the Galaxy Note II, providing the phone with a slightly larger screen than its predecessor without making that handset itself appreciably larger. A new report out of Korea suggests that Samsung may continue pushing the boundaries of just how large a display it can get away with for its stlyus-based phablet, claiming that the Galaxy Note III could feature a 6.3-inch whopper.
At the end of a lengthier story about Samsung’s renewed focus on OLED technology, as opposed to LCD-based display, The Korea Times tosses in this rumor that the Note III will see its screen grow nearly an inch, up to 6.3 inches, as well as be an OLED component. The info doesn’t come from any Samsung insiders, but was provided by “officials from a local parts suppliers”[sic].
Does such a large Galaxy Note III really seem that likely? We’ve heard rumors that Huawei could be venturing into six-inch territory with its Ascend Mate, but so far there’s been nothing else to make us think that Samsung was considering a similar course. We’d love to see more S-Pen devices, especially some more tablets, but while a Galaxy Note 7.0 might be nice, it’s hard to see where a 6.3-inch Note might find a home. We realize these same complaints were raised when the first Note landed, but: isn’t that just too big to be a phone?
We’re going to need a lot more convincing before we start shopping for a jacket with larger pockets to hold this super-sized Note III.