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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to have 6.3-inch display?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could feature a 6.3-inch display, according to a recent report.

The Korea Times, as reported by TechRadar, claims to have heard the news of a 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from "officials from a local parts supplier." This will represent a large jump from the Samsung Galaxy Note 2's 5.5-inch display.

Indeed, a 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 would be closer in size to 7-inch tablets like the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD than the original 5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note.

We haven't really seen devices in the 6-inch range yet, though the recently launched Nintendo Wii U comes with a tablet-like controller that sports a 6.2-inch display.

Just recently, we've also seen Huawei confirm that it is working on a high-end rival to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The so-called Huawei Ascend Mate is rumoured to feature a 6.1-inch full HD (1080p) display.

So, if you thought that the Android smartphone screen size race had reached its limit, you're probably wrong. It's looking like 2013 will be the year of the 6-inchers.

The very same Korea Times report also states that the Samsung Galaxy S4 "will be introduced in February’s Mobile World Congress." Samsung has also promised something new for its CES 2013 showing in January.

It's going to be an exciting start to 2013 for Samsung fans, that's for sure.

Does the thought of a 6.3-inch smartphone appeal, or will it fall between the two stools of the smartphone and tablet form factors? Let us know in the comments box below, or take to our Twitter and Facebook feeds to share your opinion.

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Alexander Mzhavia

December 14, 2012, 2:02 pm

Why did it take years to add Google and FB commenting options?

Bugblatter

December 14, 2012, 3:21 pm

Remember even a 7" Note II would be far smaller than the Nexus 7 as the latter has a huge bezel.

For me the bezel is one of the few remaining differentiators between smartphones and tablets.

Bugblatter

December 14, 2012, 3:22 pm

Hey at least it's here now, and so far it's looking a hundred times better than what they had before.

Well that's odd; I posted this in Firefox but when I open the page in Chrome neither of my comments appear. Is there some cookie-ness to fool us into thinking our post has gone on, when in fact they're still approving them manually?

Hmm they just turned up in Chrome. What's happening?

martin daler

December 14, 2012, 4:56 pm

measuring my GN1, if the screen went corner to corner then about 6.125 inches would fit in the same sized chassis, with zero bezel. So if they could use some kind of flat-panel speaker tech to avoid the need for a speaker hole, and did away with the physical home button (which I would miss) then size would not be a problem.

Gawdzila

December 15, 2012, 6:55 am

I have a feeling it'd be too large for me, but that depends on the phone's design. If the phone has basically zero bezel and they can fit that much bigger of a screen into the same-sized form, that's awesome. If they're going to make the phone bigger by more than a mm or two in any direction, though, that's too big for me. Granted I have smallish hands, but I have a feeling that a ~6" screen is going to be about my absolute limit for what I consider to be a sufficiently phone-sized object. The Note2 is already about my maximum, but I can see how it'd be possible to fit a larger screen in a phone the same size.

Radwan Badawi

February 4, 2013, 12:46 am

I agree: 6.3 display with the same width as the Note 3

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