Too Big? Galaxy Note 3 Screen Size Allegedly Confirmed at 5.9 Inches

And you thought the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 was big. Persistent rumors have suggested that the Galaxy Note 3 will sport a positively huge 5.9-inch display. Now an executive from one of Samsung’s primary components suppliers has apparently confirmed this information.

This news comes from The Korea Times, which also reported that the same source confirmed a United States launch for the Galaxy Note 2’s successor. At this point, the Note 3 is rumored to feature a 1920 x 1080-pixel display and an octa-core processor, but this has yet to be confirmed by Samsung.

Recent speculation about the Note 3’s 5.9-inch display contradicts previous rumors indicating that the next big “phablet” could feature a 6.3-inch screen. That would make the new Note bigger than any other smartphone on the market. The Huawei Ascend Mate boasts a 6.1-inch display.

Following the Samsung Galaxy S4 unveiling earlier this month, the company posted advertisements for its new GamePad accessory catered to fit devices with a 6.3-inch screen. Samsung doesn’t currently make any phones that large in size, sparking suspicion that the company plans to launch a massive 6.3-inch next-generation Galaxy Note. 

via The Korea Times, Sam Mobile

Lisa Eadicicco
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Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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  1. Tim Says:

    After 16 months I am still very happy with my original Note. I’m in no rush to replace/upgrade it yet, but when the time comes I would not be unhappy with a larger screen. That would certainly be preferable to a smaller one. However, drop the stupid 16:9 screen ratio as it is fine only for watching movies and little else. I want to be able to read web pages and other data displays in portrait mode without feeling the need to constantly turn the device round to fit in a decent width at a realistic viewing size.

    TBH I’m curious to see whether a Note 8 might be a practical option for an all in one. Hand held phone calls barely register as a significant use case for me, but I wouldn’t want to be driven to carrying a tablet and a phone all the time. Still, the decision time is a way off for me – probably more than a year.

  2. Azd Says:

    … i have a Note 2, and i am completely satisfied with its 5.5 size : so 5 9 ” will be tooooo big in my Pocket :-s … 5.9 is size for tablet, not for Phablet !!! And i dont need a tablet in my pocket ..

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