Thus far, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has been rumored to either have a 6.3-inch display or a 5.9-inch display, with the latest rumors suggesting that Samsung will use its flexible, unbreakable display technology. However, if a new rumor is to be believed, at least one of those rumored screen sizes could be inaccurate.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was only released in the United States in October of last year but already, we’re hearing murmurs about its likely successor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Rumors have suggested that it will utilize Samsung’s two announcements at CES 2013: The Exynos 5 Octa octo-core processor and Samsung Yohm, which is Samsung’s flexible display technology.
We’ve also heard that the device may have a 5.9-inch display or a 6.3-inch display, up in size from the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2. The Galaxy Note 3’s rumored 6.3-inch display was seemingly even backed up by an accessory listing for the Samsung Galaxy S4 which noted support for a display size up to 6.3-inches. However, despite numerous reports, the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 3 may not be the real deal and if a previous rumor holds up, a 5.9-inch Galaxy Note 3 may not arrive either.
Back in January, around the time of CES 2013, we heard a rumor about a 5.8-inch Galaxy Fonblet which would be coming with a 5.8-inch display, larger than the Galaxy Note 2’s. That rumor suggested that a device with model number GT-I9152 would be a 5.8-inch device called the Samsung Galaxy Fonblet.
Now, another Galaxy Fonblet rumor has emerged, courtesy of Blog of Mobile, who claims that Samsung has listed variants of the phablet on its website. The site believes that listings for a GT-I9205 and additional listings of GT-I9200, GT-I9208 and GT-I9205 are all for the Galaxy Fonblet. The devices in question have been categorized as tablets, not smartphones, it seems. Furthermore, the site suggests a device with a 6.3-inch display, just like the Galaxy Note 3 rumors suggest.
While certainly not confirmation, Blog of Mobile has been accurate with information in the past and listings on Samsung’s website are certainly for unreleased devices.
This new rumor could mean several different things:
- The Galaxy Fonblet is actually a 6.3-inch device, not a 5.8-inch device and the Galaxy Note 3 is indeed 5.9-inches.
- The Galaxy Fonblet has two models, 5.8-inches and 6.3-inches and the Galaxy Note 3 is smaller, perhaps the same 5.5-inches.
- The Galaxy Fonblet has two models, 5.8-inches and 6.3-inches and the 5.9-inch Galaxy Note 3 is dangerously close in size to the 5.8-inch Fonblet.
- The Galaxy Fonblet is actually 5.8-inch device, not 6.3-inches, and the Galaxy Note 3 is 6.3-inches.
- Both devices aren’t real and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could have a 5.9-inch or 6.3-inch display.
Unfortunately, because we’re so far off from launch, these are all plausible at this point. The emergence of a possible 6.3-inch Fonblet certainly adds a new twist to the Galaxy Note 3 rumors however as Samsung obviously would not have different devices with the same size display competing against each other in the same markets.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rumored for launch in September and it could be that we have to wait until then to find out what’s what.