Apart from their enormous size, smartphones that border the tablet category which are also known as phablets, are going to be around for a long time. Smartphones with 5-inch display screens will seem puny as compared to the phablets with screens measuring over 6-inches. Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the Galaxy Note III with a 6.3 inch OLED display in 2013, reports The Korea Times. Also Read - Samsung serves old Galaxy Note II in a new shell, charges a bomb for it
We thought the Galaxy Note II was big with its 5.5-inch display but a 6.3-inch device will be huge. Huawei confirmed last week that it will launch a competitor for the Galaxy Note II with a device with a 6.1-inch screen. Samsung seems to have a strong hold in the phablet market so they might be assuming that users will get used to even bigger smartphones as well as they did with phablets. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Note II starts getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update in India
It may sound absurd to even imagine people with smartphones that have a screen size of over 6-inches but phablets were also initially assumed to be a failed concept but look at the market flooded with manufacturers gunning for the top spot in the market and phablets have contributed a lot for it.
Larger displays could widen the gap in resolution like a screen expert said that smartphones with 1080p resolution aren’t remarkably better than 720p resolution due to their small screen size. Larger displays will make the difference in resolution clearer to the naked eye.
With these amazing features comes a catch too, Samsung will need to include a remarkably larger battery to power the 6.3-inch display especially for the LTE support not to mention that the size of the human hand can only hold so much, so a significant increase in the size of the display will also make it difficult for the user to use the smartphone with just one hand.
With such apparent problems, the launch of a 6.3-inch display on the Galaxy Note III is highly unlikely unless Samsung can dish out an edgeless design that will keep the phone’s overall dimensions about the same as its predecessor.