Galaxy S4 & Galaxy Note 3 latest rumor tidbits
Although we haven’t yet reached the end of 2012 we already know that two of the biggest smartphone stories next year will concern Samsung products, the Galaxy S4 (S IV) and the Galaxy Note 3 (Note III). In recent weeks we’ve already been posting speculation and insight about the above two devices and now we have some rumor tidbits about them.
The Galaxy S4 is already assured success after the popularity of the Galaxy S3 and predecessors and previously there were news stories that it would be making an appearance at CES 2013 in January. However we recently told how sources claimed there would NOT be a reveal of the Galaxy S4 at CES and that it would launch at a separate event, which certainly made sense. After all the Galaxy S4 would certainly merit an exclusive launch event and why would Samsung release the S4 so early next year when the S3 is still selling in vast numbers?
One thing we were more sure about though was that the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 were more likely than ever to feature flexible unbreakable displays as it seemed Samsung was in a position to begin mass-producing the flexible screens. Thus it looked likely that the flexible displays could well be evident for these Samsung flagship devices next year. However a source to The Verge now says that these displays are still a way off, seemingly quashing rumors of a flexible display for the Galaxy S4 and possibly the Note 3 too.
However if you’re disappointed that the Galaxy S4 may not have a flexible display after all, it seems there is some good news too as instead the same source said that the Galaxy S4 will have a full 1080p display. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at this as Samsung has to keep up with the latest top-end specs for the next Galaxy S phone to compete with other new and upcoming phones such as the HTC Butterfly /Droid DNA, the HTC M7 and the Oppo Find 5. Nevertheless the idea of the Galaxy S4 arriving with a full HD display will have plenty of potential customers drooling.
Now news for the Galaxy Note 3 and we recently showed a concept design for this and said there were rumors that the real deal might even have a rather gigantic 6.3-inch display. We were rather skeptical about claims of a 6.3-inch display as to our mind there eventually has to be a limit to the size of smartphone displays but to our surprise this now seems to have been reiterated in a report by The Korea Times, which says this is being worked on. If true it means that the next Galaxy Note display will be eight tenths of an inch larger than that of the Galaxy Note 2, that many frankly feel is already quite large enough.
The Galaxy Note phones are often referred to as phablets because their size puts them between a phone and a tablet, but bearing in mind some of the most popular tablets now have display sizes of around 7-inches a step up to a 6.3-inch display for the Galaxy Note 3 would seem like a real blurring of the lines. Although by reducing the size of the bezels on the Note 2 the current 5.5-inch display could be expanded without having to increase the overall size of the handset, there’s no way that it could be taken to a 6.3-inch OLED display without expanding the complete size of the handset.
We’d like to hear your thoughts on this latest speculation about the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3. Would you prefer the Galaxy S4 to have a full HD display or a flexible display? Can you imagine the Galaxy Note 3 stepping up to a mammoth 6.3-inch display and would this please you or not? Let us know with your comments.