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Samsung Preps Launch of 5.8″ Smartphone, Probably Not Hitting US Shores Though

Galaxy Player 5.8

This morning, sources have reported to SamMobile that Samsung is preparing to launch a 5.8″ Android smartphone, but was initially going to market it only as a media player. Hitting Europe sometime this year, the device features a rather large 5.8″ QHD display, should come shipped with either Android 4.1.2/4.2.1, and a 3MP camera. 

As mentioned already, it doesn’t look like Samsung has plans of bringing this device to America, so I probably wouldn’t head into Best Buy anytime soon looking for one.

Via: SamMobile

  • S2556

    loving those front speakers! the rest not so much lol

  • http://twitter.com/fritzo2162 DougZ

    They’re not coming to America because the phone is so big they can only fit 10 on a plane at a time ;)

  • Ryan5609

    So who owns a Note or Note II? How tall/large are you? Not sure how normal people are supposed to use these types of phones. I have a Gnex and its large but I would not like something much larger.

    • Bionicman

      i’m 6 feet and have large hands (not as big as lebron james’s hands!) and the note 2 feels great. it did take some getting used too coming from the GNex but then again the GNex took some getting used as well.

    • Dave

      from my thumb to my pinky tip is 8.5 inches. I can do everything on the phone with 1 hand.

    • Destroythanet

      5’9″ and the GN2 is perfect.

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    SIII Maxi?

    • Kurtis Tamez

      SIII Maxi Pad maybe

  • RealDroid

    I cant really picture how little Asian people hold these giant phones… Must be a 2 handed job!

  • nyr2k2

    3MP camera is underwhelming.

  • Tim242

    5.8 @ qHD? Ewwww

    • hkklife

      We’ll, Sammy’s current 5″ Galaxy Player has a single-core CPU, 800×480 res screen and GB…so compared to it, this thing is a beast.

    • Dave

      if you buy a media player this age in time without just getting a tablet, screen resolution probably means nothing to a person.

  • Mary

    At this rate, phones are going to be 10″ by the end of 2013

    • http://twitter.com/fritzo2162 DougZ

      Actually, they’ll probably be making fun of people with huge phones in 10 years.

  • tlennon

    These screen sizes are getting a little out of hand.

    • Sirx

      Pun intended?

      • tlennon

        Indeed