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Samsung’s Upcoming Galaxy Note 3 to Come With 5.9″ OLED Display?

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In a recent talk with the Korea Times, a Samsung official may have slipped up, giving us some pretty good details as to what we can expect to see from an upcoming Galaxy Note 3. The unnamed official stated that they, “are working to introduce a 5.9″ device, using an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display.” 

5.9″ does seem rather large in the grand scheme of things, almost becoming tablet size. In my eyes, what made the Galaxy Note 2’s design such a success, was that Samsung was able to curve the body in such a way where in the hand, 5.5-inches didn’t feel all that large and the bezel is also rather small. Another way you can hope to fit more display in a smaller body, is get rid of the home button. Wink wink, nudge nudge.

The official stated that the device is being set for a second-half of 2013 release, which we have already assumed given their history.

Thoughts on 5.9″?

Via: PhoneArena | Korea Times

  • IndigoMX9

    I don’t know how iPhone user’s can look at that tiny screen? My Galaxy Nexus already seems small. I hope that it has gorilla glass so I won’t have to worry about scratches.

  • ajm

    more ram i hope it would be nice

  • bigillz

    Leave my home button alone, thanks. It is wonderful on the Note 2, as are the fixed back and menu buttons. Not everyone wants on-screen buttons. Get over it.

    • bigillz

      My touch-screen Kenwood DNX9990HD head unit in my car has all sorts of variable display buttons on screen. It also has a fixed row of hardware buttons on the bottom. They’re indispensable. They’re always in the same place, always there when I need them. Fixed hardware buttons have their place, even on phones.

  • Sounds wonderful. With 5.9 I think they could keep it with the same form factor. If they up the pressure points with the Wacom sPen that would be even better. My guess is it’ll be 1.8 or 1.9ghz quad core, 5.9 in OLED, 32GB internal, Snapdragon unless they can get the Nvidia Tegra 4s to work, Micro SD slot, Wacom sPen with more pressure points, more perfected Multiview with more app support, a few additional cool features and larger battery, say 3500 mAh or more. 5.5-6.3 sounds great. I know the vocal people on here seem to like on screen buttons but I’d prefer that they keep the home button and capacitive.

    • ajensen

      it will actually probably run the new core the octa core

      • Do you have any evidence of that? Would be cool but what I read and heard is they were having bad overheating issues with it.

  • whynotofcourse

    remember when everyone wanted a small phone!!! zoolander had the smallest~!

  • lye

    Just 1.1″ away from tablet phone singularity.

  • mike h

    I think Zach Morris had the note 3 in class on SBTB!

  • Zebelious

    I’m disappointed, 6.3″ would have been the perfect size for reading and writing for long period of time.

    Haters note; Either 5.9″ or 6.3” device will be the most powerful portable device with both wifi and cellular radios that can be carried any where, period.

  • Bionic

    Phones that are bigger than some men’s coks. Not good. LOL

  • shehippie

    My cleavage cant handle anything bigger then the N2.

    • Bionic

      Depends. How big of a cleavage we talking?

      • shehippie


        • Bionic

          Not gonna enlighten us huh?

    • CasperTFG

      With RF proximity aren’t you worried about funbags cancer?

  • John S.

    I wouldn’t mind the phone being slightly larger at all. KEEP the home button, I love it and use it all the time. Get rid of the useless side buttons that you can’t avoid pressing while holding the phone.

  • disqus_EMRKkmKR6w

    REALLY!!! I can’t wait for a freaking 24″ 4K 3D display, I just need a backpack to tote around the freaking phonneee—booth. Manufacturers….. have you heard of a term called miniaturization?!?!?

  • Fatty Bunter

    Getting rid of the home button does not increased *usable* screen real estate.

    The physical buttons these days are thrown onto the bottom bezel that would exist anyway. Physical buttons are more space efficient. Having said that, I prefer my Gnex’s on-screen buttons for flexibility, but saying they increase screen real estate is a lie.

  • J. Ward

    Yes, I want my phone to have a 6.5″ screen with no bezel.

  • I’m on a N2 now and it is large enough. In fact I plan to step down to the S4 when it comes out, assuming VZW doesn’t screw it up

  • The Note 2 is my favorite phone. I am a big guy and have huge hands so I can’t wait for the 5.9″ screen. I just hope they can make it thinner. But I know it also has that bigger battery which makes it so I only have to charge my phone once a day.

  • kirk ngo

    Just don’t go any bigger and make the bezel thinner than i’l’ll be cool with that.

  • the guy

    okay im not an apple fanboy at all i have had iphones and currently hold an LTE galaxy nexus. but i must say support for all these “spec beasts” are just not there outside the dev community. the average end user would be stuck on whatever android its on the next update it gets most likely. while the iphone 3gs from 2009 has ios 6. granted some features are missing but it gets whats important. the api’s to run the newer apps. i just hate how people can act like this over android phones. they are cheaply made(minus the htc one) and have no support…. a year after they are released they are like dinosaurs in the android world. in the iphone world its just “oh thats last years model” but they still get all updates. actually the iphone 4s has just about every feature of the iphone 5, minus the improved hardware.

    • cancerous_it

      my experience is that people who don’t care to root their phones and put custom roms on it also don’t care about updates. my wife being the poster child. she has a galaxy s3 and could care less about updates. all she cares about is gmail, google maps, google navigation, a bigger screen and the browser.

      the people who care about updates are the people who root their phones.

      and it’s android. there’s development on almost every phone, even the locked bootloader ones. if you are on android, care about updates and are content w/ being at the mercy of the carrier and oem, then you have no one to blame but yourself.

  • Am I the only one who still thinks less than 5inch is good size?

    I mean nothing wrong with Galaxy S3(or 4 rumored to be 5inches) or something smaller like nexus 4 but nothing like the iPhone 5 LOLz

  • S.Ober

    Darn I was hoping for 6.4″

  • Rick Lopez

    As long as it is not to thick or wide 5.9 is the sweet spot.

  • gimmie

  • nightscout13

    I was wondering if this would happen 😀

  • Bryce Mrozinski

    If this screen size is true, than I’ll be waiting for this. I make a whole 2 phone calls a day, email is the primary form of communication now. So the device in my pocket isn’t a phone anymore. Its my number one form of media consumption.This is what phones have been transitioning to. I fully support it.

    • Tim242

      As a Note II owner, I question what good the bigger screen is. You don’t see more, everything is just bigger. Not worth the hand cramps for me. I am going to step down in size.

  • WalkerNA

    Although I’d probably pass on it, I’m all for the idea of a 5.9″ screen. One has to imagine that any tech going into these high-profile, high-volume devices will quickly become cheaper for inclusion into ‘slightly larger’ tablets. Perhaps this will help Samsung compete with the Nexus 7 pricing.

  • Gem Jefferson

    The Note 2 seems to be the largest size phone I can use with one hand. I still think the nexus 4 is what a regular phone should look like. I wish the S4 was around that size, or even the same 4.8 as the S3.

    Love having an obnoxiously big phone though, but if the phone gets wider I’m tapping out.

  • Terri Smith

    Many uses don’t make many calls. They want as large a screen as they can get that still fit’s nicely in a pocket. Just got a Note 2 but would have pick 5.9″ screen if that was available esp OLED

  • TheWenger

    Remove the home button and increase the screen size while keeping the phone the same size and I’d be down.

  • Think it’s definitely time to take a look at the whole “we’ve gone too far” thing. 4.7 is really as big as I want to go for a phone, maybe 5 with no bezel. I’m 6’1 and my hands are large, so this isn’t a personal thing, this is simply a fact that the size is too large for normal use. I know, I know, more options, but it’s starting to become comical.

  • ri·dic·u·lous

    for me the sweet spot is a smartphone from 4 to 4.5 inch display, more larger display are just loosing the elegance and cant be handle with comfort.

    • JibbingJedi

      Agree about the screen size but mostly cause I snowboard with my phone in my pocket for music and any larger than my bionic would be really uncomfortable and prone to breakage

  • if it comes with key lime pie installed, I’ll be first in line. I’m tired of hearing about jb

  • Erik Cho

    I’m just hoping this will mean that the price for the Note 2 will drop a little further. There’s no way I’m going to be able to fit a 5.9” phone even into the back pocket of jeans. We’re bordering the need for a separate case/bag for a phone now. I don’t see what the issue is with maxing out the screen size at 5.5”.

    This almost strikes me as a race Samsung is running to try and get phones to catch up with the tablets year by year.

  • Maurice Jenkins

    Loving the Note 2 can’t wait for the Note 3

  • mlbeep

    I have thought for a long time that phones would end up at 6″ displays, with the use of smartwatches, ‘glass’, Bluetooth, etc, no need to handle the phone for calls. The big display makes tablets just about useless… Let’s see where this goes… I for one am waiting to trade my S3 for a Note 3.

  • Austin Warren

    I’d buy this in an instant. Laughing at everyone that is complaining because everybody else is. We all know your sheep and will jump on it quick when it’s released.

  • anon

    Why is everyone bitching about larger size…. guess what you have a lot of phones to choose from that are smaller, not so many that are larger….

    • zepfloyd

      name a flagship Android device under 4.7in. In another week, the Nexus will be the smallest. Imagine that.

      • Matthew Merrick

        Xperia T/TL, Atrix HD.

        • zepfloyd

          That’s a near joke right? Obviously Sony’s flagship phone(s) are the Xperia Z and ZL. The Atrix HD?! Motorola’s flagship is the Droid Razr Maxx HD (worst title ever) right there on the their front homepage. Mentioning phones from 8 months ago doesn’t help you…

          • Matthew Merrick

            These are phones from the time period of the GS3 and the Note 2. There have been VERY few phones released this year, it’s far too early to judge all 2013 phones

          • zepfloyd

            Ok?? What does that have to do with my point? Not about last year or some arbitrary comp period. Or some future ‘ unknown’ flagship. Every current OEM Android flagship available after the S4 announcement next week will be at least 4.7in. Fact.

    • YourFriend

      I’m tired of phones getting bigger and bigger. I want to be able to use a phone without stretching my fingers. If they made a phone like the Razr M/I with top of the line specs and display (720p is fine, I don’t really care about anything over 330ppi) I’d be content.

      • KOBALT

        That’s all we need…. ANOTHER RAZR. Then they’ll make 3 more off that one within a month.

    • Butters619

      There really aren’t too many flagship phones with flagship specs that are under 4.5″. Every company with a smaller phone has gimped it somehow.

  • Dee Beezy

    “5.5 inches is more than enough” -that’s what she said

    • “I’d rather have 6.3 inches”-is what she was really thinking!

      • shehippie

        You would be correct sir 😉

  • Ibrick

    Havnig a DNA I love the 5in form factor, and if you go Xperia ZL style, even better.

    JMO but the current Note is ridiculous looking whenever it’s actually used a phone. If Samsung is able to keep the same dimensions and add .4in it’ll sell. If they have to make it larger, I think they’ll realize when to say when..
    Otherwise I can see the appeal.

    • hkklife

      Yup, I would kill for an Xperia Z or ZL on VZW. I still maintain that 5″ w/ capacitive buttons or maybe 5.2″ or 5.3″ with virtual buttons .

  • hkklife

    Take the Note2, reduce the bezel/capacitive/physical buttons in all directions. Whatever size screen Sammy can cram into that style of formfactor will be a hit, as long as it does not exceed Note2 dimensions!

    • Tim242

      I hope not. I already have too many accidental screen presses on my Note II. There needs to be some bezel for practical use.

  • digdug

    The screen without the bezel would be 130.6 x 73.5 mm. That’s smaller than Note II’s dimensions which are 151.1 x 80.5 mm.

  • I was hoping the 6.3 inch rumors were true because 5.9 just isn’t a big enough increase for me. I mean didn’t some other company just make a 6.1 inch phablet? I just knew Samsung would go bigger. Guess I’ll stay loving my Note II and wait for the Note 4. Will be time for my next two year upgrade anyway.

    • Tim242

      Are you serious?

  • Diablo81588

    I called it long ago, by 2020 Samsung will be making 10 inch phones.

  • Jason Harris

    I haven’t carried a ‘phone’ in a very long time now. I carry a computer communication device. Maybe not true for most, but I could count the number of times I talk on the ‘phone’ in the past year on two hands. If I can still carry the device comfortably around with me, then the bigger the screen, the better.

    • JoshGroff

      Exactly how I feel.

    • Amen. For me, if it’s small enough to be pocketable (and the Note 3 would likely be pushing it, but still acceptable), then it’s fine. And generally speaking, bigger screens = better.

      • Matthew Merrick

        I EASILY picked the Ascend Mate at CES. I’m not worried about screen size.

  • ColdHardTruth

    That is WAY to big for a cell phone. That is a PDA. Phones should ALL max out at 4.8. I dont get it, these Korean’s can’t even hold the phones they make with their little ass hands…WTF

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    • Dan

      So it’s a PDA that also makes phone calls. Call it whatever you want but I call it damn useful.

  • Diablo81588

    “5.5-inches didn’t feel all that large”
    Tim, the Note 2 is a MONSTER phone. It definitely feels large..

  • as long as they can minimize the bezel and keep the phone the same size or smaller, I am all for it. Love my Note 2. Got rid of my nexus 7 since this handles my needs in the tablet department. 5.9 with a HD display will be great. As long as they can improve batter life as well. Maybe I am asking for to much

  • This whole bigger screen size thing is starting to get out of hand.

    • Tim242

      Yes it is. There are other areas they could concentrate on.

    • I see what you did there…


    It’s a third of an inch bigger than the Note II. Hold up a third of an inch and you will see its not that big when dealing with a already monstrous phone. Note II owners will have a nice upgrade coming, while the rest of us will pass due the size of the existing model we would never use.

    • Tim242

      A third of an inch diagonally is more than that in length/width.

      • The hypotenuse of a triangle is its greatest length. In this case (assuming a continued 16:9 aspect ratio), it is an extra .256″ tall x .144″ wide, which *might* barely fit edge-to-edge in the current Note II frame.
        I think the bigger story here is the use of OLED screen technology, which is quite different from the SAMOLED tech they currently use as it has a much much higher dynamic range and color accuracy. Considering how expensive that screen type currently is in larger form factors (i.e. TV’s), if they can produce a small screen cheaply it would mark a milestone in mobile device display quality.

  • already want it real bad

    • me too

      • Is it bad that I keep feeling like my Note 2 is small? to remind myself I keep my Galaxy Nexus around to compare how small it was

  • Sirx

    Droid-Life: “Another way you can hope to fit more display in a smaller body, is get rid of the home button. Wink wink, nudge nudge.”

    Samsung: *punch*

    Thou shall speak no ill of their home button!

    • Thomas

      But w/ no home button where would Verizon put their logo ?

      • gardobus

        etch it into the glass itself


        they would incorporate into the background or make a “banner” like the old phones that was always there.. its verizon! they’d f*&k it up somehow!

      • on the wallpaper ur gonna have to unlock the bootloader on ur note 3 to change…. if you manage to do so without bricking it…

    • billy routh

      All on screen buttons do is take up screen real estate.

      • Butters619

        I don’t think you know what “all” means.

        Sure they take up screen real estate, and that is their main drawback. They also look better, provide options for context aware situations, and can be customized.

        There is two sides to that argument.

        • Matthew Merrick

          And they disappear in many situations 😉

  • Dave

    If there were a point where the screen size on a phone starts to land in the ridiculous range, this would be it.

  • BIG CAT #7

    Damn, was considering holding out for the Note III. If it’s going to be even bigger then I will just jump on the GS4. 5 inches is about the sweet spot. This is starting to be a bit ridiculous as far as size is concerned. Apple will have to make their phones even longer just to keep up.

    • Diablo81588

      Maybe they’ll need to have 6 rows of icons..

      • LionStone

        Hehe, actually this time they’ll go wider 🙂

        • calculatorwatch

          Wow you should work for Apple, that’s brilliant!

        • Butters619

          Actually they have sort of backed themselves into a corner with this whole “no fragmentation” screen multiple thing. They’d have to nearly double the ppi again to go wider, or else they’ll lose ‘retina’ status by their own standards.

          • Tim_K

            Apple calls “Retina Display” 3 different:

            1) PPI: from Macbook 216 to ipad 4 267 to iphone 326
            2) TYPE of display: from LCD to OLED
            3) seller-manufacturer: LG, SAMSUNG and Sharp.

            It’s already become marketing Bullsh*t.;)

            current Retina+ displays:
            NEXUS 10: the best tablet display (10″, the highest PPI): SAMSUNG.
            Chromebook Pixel: the best laptop display (tech, the highest PPI): SAMSUNG.
            also HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 4X and other

            upcoming SuperRetina displays:
            HTC One: the best smartphone display currently.

            Can’t wait for Galaxy SIV, NEXUS 7 2, Motorola Xphone and Xtablet and NOTEIII.
            Youm Full HD, 1080p displays, ultra-high PPI, super-crisp graphics!!!

    • hyperbolee

      Funny how you say 5″ is the sweet spot yet a year ago everyone was saying 4.3 is the sweet spot and 5 inches was ridiculous. It’s just a shift in perception, you’ll be saying 5.3 is the sweet spot next year.

      • niuguy

        As a Note II owner (and lover…errr) I do think 5 inches is my sweet spot. And my lady’s (Hey-oh!)

        • nwd1911

          +1 for Hey-oh!

      • YourFriend

        I still think 4.3″ is a sweet spot, 4.5″ if you throw in onscreen buttons.

      • yungqb7

        Yeah I used to think 4.3″ was a sweet spot. My phone, the LG Revolution, is 4.3″. After holding the gs3 though, 4.8″ seemed normal so I wouldn’t mind too much of the gs4’s screen which is supposedly going to 4.99″ or 5″

    • length vs girth, i see.

    • DroidFTW

      Apple doesn’t need to keep up, they are catching up already. ComScore’s new report says that Android lost market share.

  • Daniel Clifford

    “Almost being tablet size”??? IMO, the Note is already more of a tablet than a phone.

    • Nope.

      • Rodeojones000

        You’re right. It’s not a tablet. Just an ugly phone.

        • You’re being just a tad bit one dimensional on this one. lol that could definitely be your opinion, but it seems to be selling rather well.

          • Rodeojones000

            Just messing with you. To each his own.

          • Okay, good. I was worried for a second 😛

      • The note 2 is already ridiculous my big for a phone. I know you love Sammy but you gotta admit this is to big

        • I thought 5.5″ was too big. Then I actually used it. While it is still too big for my own tastes, the device is great. It’s fast, is a conversation starter, and is very reliable. Not bad things to have in a phone in my opinion. But yes, 5.9″ is certainly getting a little outrageous lol

      • JoshGroff

        It does blur the line though.

    • will bartlett

      apparently you havent used one…

      • Daniel Clifford

        Let me clarify, in terms of size (again only IMO) it screams tablet to me. I do not own a Note, I have however used one a number of time. Yey for friends!

        • will bartlett

          use it for more than an hour at a time. it is not like a tablet at all.

  • If it was an edge to edge display and kept it the same physical size as the note 2 I would be okay with 5.9″

    • Nicholassss

      That is my dream phone size. I love the feel of my note 2 but im itchin for a bigger screen. Haha

      • calculatorwatch

        Just wait, the Note 4 will be 6.3″ and you’ll wish you had that. Might as well get a Nexus 7 with 4G and jump ahead of the curve 😛

        • Matthew Merrick

          International Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and Galaxy Note 8 all work as a phone out of the box 😉

          • DC_Guy

            But I can’t get my VZW unlimited data on one of the international models though 🙂

          • michael arazan

            Let’s hope there is a chance it’ll work on the Dish/ Google carrier

          • Fattie McDoogles

            Get a FonePad!!!

          • Matthew Merrick

            It’s a very intriguing device, certainly 😉 I’m more Likely to get the Note 8 tho. Gotta love the S-pen

        • Richard Yarrell

          The Nexus 7 will never be or compare to any Galaxy Note 2 or future Galaxy Note 3.

        • Nicholassss

          no, the footprint of the note 2 is as big as I’m comfortable with. With a true edge to edge display 6.25″ would fit on the same sized device.

          I’ve had my note 2 since release and loved it, but I might bail for whatever technowizardry motorola drops on us with this Xphone.

    • Dave

      it’s going to be hard to get a protective case on an edge to edge phone. I’d like to see what they do with the camera and sensors. Could be interesting.

    • niuguy

      I LOVE my Note II but I think I’m drawing the line it’s current dimensions, and to be honest, I don’t think I could use the phone if it had less bezel. My hands need at least a little buffer.

      • I agree. I never understood the appeal of a phone with virtually no bezel. That just begs for missteps in touching. Also, I agree with the size. The current size is the brakes for me. I just wish the phone wasn’t so, I dunno, bubbly? Its like holding an egg.

      • bigillz

        I wasn’t sold on the flip cover until I got one and realized that when you hold the phone in your right hand, you have a finger between back of phone and flip cover, then rest of fingers on back of flip cover. It gives your thumb access to the full screen, easily. Without the flip cover, gripping the phone takes up so much hand room that it’s difficult to reach anything on the right side of the screen with your thumb, when holding in your right hand.
        Give it a shot if you haven’t, never expected the flip cover would make the phone significantly more usable, but it sure does.

    • Alan

      Edge to edge screens seem to never happen so I doubt it.

    • Richard Yarrell

      The Hauwei Ascend Mate at 6.1 inches and the Zte device with 5.8 inch display upped the spec. So YES 5.9 or 6.3 inch display will be just fine in the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. With all the care and overall details Samsung placed into the current Galaxy Note 2 will automatically make me purchase the Galaxy Note 3 without fail. The current Galaxy Note 2 is the BEST ultimate all purpose productivity device ever made since the inception of android. With industry leading software implementations and top features solutions nothing on the current market touches the Galaxy Note 2. You can rest assured that the Galaxy Note 3 will be the grandest device ever. Samsung sold 213 million smartphones in 2012 with 40% % market share which proves they are well on their way to another year of excellent sales probably even more like 250 million smartphones sold in 2013. Bottom line Samsung is android plain and simple.

    • Remember when everyone thought that the 4.3″ screen on the Droid X was going to be “too big” LMAO

  • ChristianJohnson

    I don’t think Samsung realizes that you can have a successor to a phone without having to increase the screen size. I would still like to operate my phone with one hand…

    • Diablo81588

      Not with a Note you won’t..lol

    • Austin Warren

      I can easily use it with one hand.

      • Diablo81588

        You cannot reach the entire phone without shifting your hand. Its physically impossible.

        • Austin Warren

          I don’t need to with the whole phone. Just the screen.

          • Diablo81588

            So you’re telling me you don’t need to reach the home button and the top left of the screen for navigation? Sounds like you’re not using the phone much..

          • Austin Warren

            I use pie. Omg mind blown?

          • Diablo81588


        • Matthew Merrick

          I do It on a daily basis

        • vikings football

          are you talking about yourself? or are you talking for the millions of BIG HANDS people, like pro atheletes and non athletes?

          • Diablo81588

            I am talking about myself, a 6’4″ person with large hands. If i can’t reach it, there are very few that can. The note is a two handed device, plain and simple.

    • Hightop

      I rock my Note 2 with one hand, and you know what the ladies say about a guy who canwork a phablet with a single hand right?

    • vikings football

      if u want to be able to operate a phone with one hand, theres lots of other size options that samsung offers to the masses. remember, theres millions of athletes/non athletes with huge hands that had to deal with 3.5″ to 4.3″ inch smartphones…and im pretty sure these people are glad to see bigger smartphones…if not for you, atleast let them big hands people enjoy those 5 inch and above options.

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  • Chuck Finley

    I love my Note 2, if they can achieve a bigger screen size without making the phone any bigger, I’m all for it!

  • Shane Redman

    ok, you know what, NOW it’s getting ridiculous. A Nexus 7 squeezes into a pocket, that doesn’t mean it should be a phone. I think doing this Samsung would hurt their own sales with the Note 8.1. OOOO WOW 2 inches difference. Just my 2c

    • NexusPhan69

      Nexus 7 bezel is massive tho. Can’t really compare that to an edge-to-edge display.

      • Shane Redman

        That’s true. But they didn’t say anything about edge-to-edge or lack of home button on this post. Just screen size. If they can keep it the same size of the Note 2 with added screen-estate, by all means go for it. But if the device itself gets bigger, which is what I imagine, then I’d have to say that Sammy is getting obnoxious with their sizes. It’s like they want to rule every inch category. GS, Note, 8, 10. All they need is a 9 inch tab b/c they already have the 11″ Chromebook, lol.

    • JoshGroff

      Hold the Note 2 next to the N7, or conversely hold it next to the iPhone 5, there’s only an inch and a half of difference in screen size, but the N7 is noticeably larger, and the iPhone 5 is noticeably smaller.

      • Shane Redman

        See above comment 🙂

  • J Davis

    Love my Note II and very interested in what the Note III will bring to the market but if it’s 5.9″ i’m afraid I wont be purchasing it.

  • Eric Laboy

    That’s too big for a phone. I’ll have to walk around with a man purse for that beast.

    • George L

      You mean a European carry all, right? ; )

    • Richard Hyde

      it not a purse it a satchel indiana jones has one!!!

      • JeffPodwats

        So does Joy Behar!

      • TSY87

        lets not forget jack baur!

    • Jones

      That’s what my wife does with her Note II.

      • tekkaman

        My girlfriend puts her Note II in her purse too.

    • It’s where I keep all my things. I get a lot of compliments on this. Plus it’s not a man purse… it’s called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one!

  • zepfloyd

    I know people around here love their Notes but….no. This needs to stop.

    • Rodeojones000

      100% agree.

    • If people want a bigger display, let them have a bigger display. It’s not affecting you. I don’t see the issue lol

      • zepfloyd

        It is affecting me. As goes Samsung, so does everyone else. Every device generation of phones from everyone for the last 3 years has only gotten larger. Enough is enough. This year’s S will be the same size as the old Note.

        • Austin Warren

          Cry about it some more

          • zepfloyd

            Thanks, I remember the 5th grade. What a productive reply.

          • Austin Warren

            It is productive. Because all I see is whining.

          • itsacardigan

            Zep…I agree with you….no one even thought about making a 5″ phone until Samsung came out with the Note…I own a Note II and love it…but if the body was any bigger i think it would be too big….if they can somehow squeeze a 5.9″ screen into a Note II body….I’m all for it.

        • Hightop

          Go get an iphone. It will fit fine in your dainty little hands

          • zepfloyd

            Thanks hightop, the Android community has gotten real welcoming these days. My way or get off my lawn, huh? What a shame. Too bad I already have the 5in DNA. Try harder next time.

          • Austin Warren

            Then I don’t see why you’re complaining about an extra in. Go find something else to pick at. Its really annoying.

          • zepfloyd

            It’s annoying? Yea, sorry someone ever thought differently or something. No one asked you to read my thought or reply. I’ve been here for years at this point. Tough crap. As for the ‘an extra in’ It’s a logical fallacy. Will we say that every year? That’s not an answer, there needs to be a line. My opinion is it should be drawn here. Some agree, some don’t, oh well. Attacking me gets you nowhere. Samsung said long ago they want devices at all points.

          • blackjaguar25

            So you come to an Android community and bash a phone that you’ll never use and then say we aren’t welcoming? What did you expect? Choice is good.

          • zepfloyd

            I didn’t bash a phone. You and others are taking it too personally. I bashed a concept. I couldn’t give two craps if it ran Windows, iOS, blackberry, webOS, Symbiam, Tzien, Bada, Ubuntu, Firefox, or whatever. Phones shouldn’t pass themselves off as phones at that size, in my opinion. There has to be a limit. All I said and continue to say.

          • blackjaguar25

            I didn’t take it personally at all. I said choice was good. No one is making you use it. Some people want to combine their phone and tablet.

      • LionStone

        There’s a tablet for that 🙂

      • vikings football

        also, im sure pro atheletes with humangus hands would love these bigger smartphones…for me, i dont care much if a smartphone is too big or too small, because i will aways get one that feels comfortable to me regardless of size…I DONT NEED TO HEAR SOMEONE CRY ABOUT THIS BEING TOO BIG OR THAT BEING TOO SMALL, ETC…