Samsung is of course set to launch its much anticipated Galaxy S4 in a press event in New York tomorrow. The Galaxy S4 will replace the Galaxy S3 as Samsung’s chief flagship device, how times fly as it was just last year that the S3 hit and became a monster success that took the smartphone world by storm. The Galaxy S4 has a lot to live up to, and months of rumour and speculation are set to end tomorrow when the device is launched.
If you are now pining for more Samsung rumours, do not worry there is still plenty of interesting devices on the horizon, not least the Galaxy Note 3. If the Galaxy S3 redefined the Android smartphone market then the original Galaxy Note from 2011, and 2012’s Galaxy Note 2 redefined the entire direction of the smartphone market.
The Galaxy Note series has made large screen smartphones (phablets) a viable market option, which is why most other brands are pursuing devices with more real estate. Now that the Galaxy S4 is ready to launch we can turn our attention to the Galaxy Note 3, a device that is very likely to land later in the year.
The big news finding its way to us regarding the Note 3 is that Samsung is set to up the ante once again in terms of screen size. The Korean company is reportedly going to go with a massive 5.9-inch screen for the Note 3, a screen size that would make it the biggest phablet to date; even surpassing Sony’s recently launched Xperia Z.
While we think that Samsung is getting close to just making an actual tablet, we will reserve judgement for the time being, although the phone functionality of the Note 3 would make it a smartphone either way, just a really big one.