Galaxy Note III To Offer 5.7-Inch Display, Enter Mass Production This August [Rumor]


A Samsung insider has reportedly confirmed that the Galaxy Note III will enter mass production this August ahead of a third quarter release. As a result, they said suppliers are less likely to feel the reduction in Galaxy S4 orders in July, which is said to be as much as 20-30%.

“Since we will start placing orders for follow-up models, such as Galaxy Note III, from August, the impact to suppliers will be minimal,” said an “insider” at Samsung’s Wireless Business Division, according to a report from Korea’s ET News.

They also noted that the other Galaxy S4 variants that Samsung has recently announced — including the Galaxy S4 Mini, the Galaxy S4 Active, and the Galaxy S4 Zoom — which will go on sale in the coming months, will also relieve the “drought” somewhat.

Meanwhile, @Evleaks, a reliable source of smartphone rumors, has claimed that the Galaxy Note III’s display will increase to 5.7 inches in size. That’s even larger than the 5.5-inch display in the Galaxy Note II, and it begs the question, how big is too big?

The Galaxy Note II’s display is just about bearable. It still fits on your pocket, and you can use it comfortably with two hands. But if Samsung makes the Galaxy Note too big, it risks alienating existing Galaxy Note fans who believe its current size is just right.

Why does Samsung need to make it any bigger? It already has the 5.7- and 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega smartphones, so surely the Galaxy Note can stay at its current size.

What do you think? Will you keep buying the Galaxy Note no matter how big it goes, or is 5.7 inches just too much?