Smartphones as a group of devices have slowly been increasing in size ever since they graduated to touch screen displays, so much so that the line between phones and tablets were blurred. The term “phablet” was invented for these devices, with the capabilities of a phone, but much too large for some to be comfortable with. The largest phablet so far that I can think of is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which topped out at 6.4-inches, however it looks like Samsung is going to trump that by more than half an inch. A 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega device, which could go by either Galaxy Mega 2, Galaxy Mega 7.0 or even Galaxy W, has recently been spotted after being shown off by a case maker.
While the screen size is definitely not anything we’ve seen on a smartphone or phablet, you can see that the design of the device is definitely closer to Samsung’s smartphone devices. As with the Galaxy Mega devices last year, this 7-inch Galaxy Mega device isn’t anything to write home about hardware-wise; it allegedly has a quad core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz, 1.5GB RAM and 8GB storage. And despite the display being a monstrous 7 inches, the resolution will only be 720p. The device has already gotten approval at the FCC which means it is at least going to be launched in the U.S. and, from the looks of the leaked image above, China as well.
What do you think about a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega? Is it going a bit far with the screen size? Let us know what you think in the comments.