While the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch is just days away, Samsung is clearly already working on a successor to its other flagship offering, the Galaxy Note II. This should be out in the second half of the year, seeing as how that’s always been the Korean company’s preferred time frame for Note releases. So far we’ve heard that the next Galaxy Note would come with an even bigger, 6.3-inch screen. But that may not be the case.
According to an anonymous Samsung official who spoke to The Korea Times, the company is going to release a 5.9-inch phablet in “the latter half of the year”. Now this may be the Galaxy Note III, or it may be an entirely different device – said official did not give a name for this handset.
The 5.9″ phone will have an AMOLED touchscreen, which is hardly surprising considering Samsung’s love of AMOLED in high-end devices. This phablet should be powered by the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor that was announced a while back. We have previously heard that this will be inside the Galaxy Note III, so this may be one more confirmation that this is what we’re talking about here. Or not.
The new phone will not have a flexible display, because Samsung is apparently having issues making those. Samsung expects to sell more and more phablets in the near future, which should help it maintain its No.1 position in the smartphone sales rankings.