KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung apparently is gearing up to launch a 6.3in Android smartphone, for those whose hands are just too big for a Galaxy Note.
We're not sure anybody wants a 6.3in smartphone, but Samsung seems to want to find out. Korean news website ETNews reported that the firm is plotting to launch a 6.3in smartphone in June, which will also double as a "smart pad." We're assuming this means tablet.
This information supposedly came from an unnamed Samsung official, who told the website, "As of now, smartphones and smart pads are separate gadgets, but the two will converge into one product under Project Möbius." This is the codename for Samsung's mammoth smartphone device, which is tipped to launch as the Samsung Galaxy Mega.
Besides its 6.3in screen, Samsung's so-called Galaxy Mega 'phablet' is expected to feature Google's Android operating system, and with a June launch reportedly on the cards this might be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. However, you'll probably not notice which version of Android it is due to Samsung's heavily customised Touchwiz user interface.
Other rumoured specifications include a dual-core Exynos processor, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera and black and white colour models, just like the Samsung Galaxy S4. Unlike Samsung's flagship smartphone, however, the huge phone is likely to be aimed at a mid-range market.
There's no word on pricing or availability yet, and Samsung said it doesn't comment on rumour and speculation. µ