New rumours have emerged suggesting Samsung is working on a huge 7-inch smartphone with mid-range specs.
Samsung is well known for experimenting with different screen sizes and form factors, just look at the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 or Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom for example, but we just can’t see the point of a 7-inch smartphone.
This is the standard size for the smallest tablets, like the Google Nexus 7 2 and the 7.9-inch iPad mini 2 Retina. Samsung already has a 7-inch slate to its name, with the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 being an affordable tablet option for this size.
However, according to a new report Samsung is working on a 7-inch smartphone that is taller and thinner than your average slate. The model number SM-T2558 suggest Samsung is technically calling it a tablet, but as you can see from the images above, it is strongly designed like a smartphone and makes telephone calls as well.
Apparently, the 7-inch mega phone will come with a 720p HD display running on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, probably a Snapdragon 400 CPU and 1.5GB of RAM.
There should be an 8-megapixel rear camera coupled with a 2-megapixel front-facing video calling option.
LTE 4G connectivity with be paired with Bluetooth 4.0 and the device will come with 8GB of internal storage bolstered by microSD card support.
Definitely a lower-end device, the phone will apparently run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean rather than the latest Android KitKat OS.
There is something that makes us think this might not be a new device and that is the phone uses the old menu key rather than the more recent apps key. This might mean it is not a final version of the device, but could also mean it is a phone Samsung worked on a while back and decided not to launch.
Currently there is no information as to if or when this giant handset will be available.
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