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Samsung Prepping Another iPhone 5 Competitor For IFA?

Samsung may be taking a bet by releasing the smartphone with the biggest screen on the market yet, even bigger than the Streak 5 model from Dell.

If a news report from Yahoo Korea is to be believed, the project which carries the name Galaxy Q will see Samsung launch a 5.3-inch smartphone at the IFA event in Germany in September.

The device is said to be an inbetweener that will slot between the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Tab, which is a 7-inch tablet that can double as a smartphone.

Not much is known about the handset at the moment other than the fact that it will almost certainly come with a Samsung Exynos dual core SoC and will be compatible on both LTE and WCDMA networks.

We expect the handset to come with a HD-ready screen resolution, at least 1280x800 pixels, which will open the path for Honeycomb as an operating system rather than Gingerbread.

It also casts a shadow over the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a 7-inch product, which is already obsolete and may become irrelevant as Samsung ramps up production of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 soon.

The Korean manufacturer has yet to commit to a newer, fresher version of the Galaxy Tab which was, for a while, the second best selling tablet worldwide after the Apple iPad 2.