Samsung rumoured to be working on 6.3″ Galaxy Note III

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14 December 2012 | 0

Just when you thought smartphones couldn’t get any bigger, rumor has it that Samsung will put a 6.3" OLED display into its Galaxy Note III.

The report comes from Korea Times, citing officials from local parts suppliers as part of a larger story on Samsung’s transition from LCD to OLED displays. The story doesn’t provide any other details or a release date for the Galaxy Note III, but a mid- to late-2013 launch seems likely, given that the Note II launched in October.

Samsung’s original Galaxy Note had a 5.3" screen, while the Note II had a 5.5" screen. (Samsung also changed the aspect ratio from 16:10 to 16:9.) Although jumbo-size smartphones have their detractors, the concept has proven popular. Samsung sold more than 5 million Galaxy Note II handsets within two months of launch.

If Korea Times’ report is true, and assuming Samsung sticks with a 16:9 aspect ratio, that means the Galaxy Note III’s display would be about 0.7" taller, and about 0.4" wider than its predecessor. If we assume a 1080p display, which seems likely now that other phone makers have graduated from 720p, the pixel density would be 350ppi, better than the iPhone 5 and the previous Note.

 

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