Rumors, blurry cams and chatter is a fun way to put your brain to work to figure out the puzzles that get shipped around about what the next device from Samsung will look like and have packed inside. A few days ago a series of images that were being chalked up as prototype builds of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 surfaced. The depicted a rather large looking device. Rumor have pegged the Note 3 to have a 5.99-inch SAMOLED display. Although we have heard more recently that it will actually be 5.7-inches in a similar sized body as the Note 2. Of course all of that is just chatter and until Samsung gives us the true details we can only speculate on what the Note 3 will actually be. It would be fitting to place the Note 3 in between the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Mega 5.8 though.
The latest round of images has what is supposed to be the Note 3 sitting along side two other devices. On the left is an old school Nokia bar phone and on the right is another device. The image on the screen is supposed to make us think that it is a Sony Xperia Z. Which it isn’t since the Xperia Z doesn’t have the center button at the bottom of the device. Android Headlines has a suspicion that it is a Galaxy S II, but the center button is wrong for an SII unless it is also an older prototype version. The S II has a more square button that is much larger than the one in the image. While the image for a size comparison is great, not knowing specifically which device on the right is being compared, and that it also appears to have that traditional fake shell around it, it makes it tough to really get a bead on its size.
As always, take this with a grain of salt and a shot of tequila. It will help numb the pain a little. What are your thoughts though? If Samsung does go to a 5.99-inch screen, will it retain enough form factor to still make it pocketable? Screen size does matter, but more so, the housing and how it fits in your hand is the key. People hear 5-inch screen on the S 4 and say it’s too big and that they wouldn’t go any larger than their SIII. Come to find out, they are almost identical in size. Will Samsung make a near 6-inch screen feel smaller?