Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to hit the states soon for a demo. Here's what you need to know
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to demo soon in the US, possibly even sometime this week. Now, let's be clear that Samsung hasn't officially announced its Galaxy Note 3 yet, but a recent post from the Korea Times suggests that it's about to happen very soon. The article, citing unnamed sources and a "local supplier," claims that Samsung plans to show off a concept model of its Galaxy Note 3 sometime this week on AT&T's network.
According to Tech Radar, an executive for Samsung' s main parts supplier has also said that the next Galaxy Note will feature a 5.9-inch display (earlier rumors suggested that the popular phablet would boast a whopping 6.3 inch screen). The same story also indicates that the Korean smartphone maker will include OLED technology for its display, which is also rumored to feature full HD resolution.
Getting back to the screen size for a moment, 5.9 inches is still considered huge by typical smartphone standards, but a "bigger is better" mentality has become the norm for Samsung's Galaxy lineup. The company's first-generation Note launched back in Oct. 2011 and quickly proved that the "phablet" (a cross between a smartphone and a tablet, due to the initially awkward size) really does have a place in the mobile market. But even then, the original Note featured a 5.3 inch display -- and that seemed downright huge at the time.
Samsung's current Galaxy Note 2 measures in even a touch larger than that of its groundbreaking predecessor at 5.55 inches. If the current rumors hold true, that would mean Samsung is tacking on a significant portion to its screen. Quite honestly, I'm not sure why you wouldn't just opt for an actual tablet at that point (smaller versions average around seven inches).
Then again, the company did just release its new Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone with a screen size of five inches (4.99, if you want to get all exact with it), so perhaps it's just trying really hard to keep the Galaxy Note 3 in its own category. But that this point it really looks like the Galaxy S smartphone is on its way to becoming the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note is working toward becoming a full-fledged tablet.