Talk about expanding your ambitions: recent reports indicate that the successor to Samsung’s 5.5in Galaxy Note 2 “phablet” will rock the series’ biggest display yet, one which measures a whopping 6.3in diagonally.
Under the hood, Samsung’s next smartphone-cum-tablet is expected to sport the firm’s new generation Exynos 5 Octa processor, an 8-core beast based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture.
The energy-efficient setup features four low-power cores complemented by four beefier ones, giving your battery life a bit of TLC during run-of-the-mill tasks so it can save its juice for high-performance undertakings like HD video playback and gaming.
While we’re still not sure if we’re sold on the idea of a 6.3in smartphone – any bigger and these hybrid gadgets will soon be able to double as boogie boards – speculation that Samsung will further upsize the next Galaxy Note shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
At the risk of sounding smugger than than a teenage boy after prom night, we predicted the evolution of a 6in device segment in our “Tech in 2013: the future of mobile” feature, and so far our clairvoyant impulses have come good.
In addition to rumours of an ultra-expansive Galaxy Note 3, Chinese firm Huawei launched the 6.1in Ascend Mate at CES.
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