Samsung To Launch Massive 5.8 Inch Android Smartphone

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By Vijaykumar Meti | January 21, 2013 8:22 PM EST

The South Korean mobile maker Samsung Electronics is reportedly gearing up to release a new high-end smartphone with an extra-large display measuring 5.8 inch and is likely to run on an Android operating system, probably a Jelly Bean variant.

According to a recent post on SamMobile, which tracks Samsung-related rumors, Samsung will soon launch the Galaxy Fonblet (GT-I9152) featuring a massive 5.8 inch display. The model number indicates that the device will also come with dual-SIM support and it is yet unclear whether it runs on Android v4.1.2 or v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system out-of-the-box.

The new device is expected to launch in pure white color and go on sale in Europe. Other specifications of the new device are yet to be made available. If reports are to be believed, then the Galaxy Fonblet may be one of the eye-catchy devices in the next month's Mobile World Congress (MWC) held at Barcelona.

Apparently, it bears close semblances to the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8, a media player which is exclusively sold only in the Korean market. The Galaxy Player 5.8 (media player) features a 5.8 inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen with Quarter-HD (QHD) resolution display, sport 3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system.

Besides the 5.8 inch Galaxy Fonblet smartphone, Samsung Electronics was earlier rumored to release the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 in the coming months.

SamMobile claims to have the confirmed specifications list of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 (which is set to be released in the MWC). Reportedly, Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature an 8 inch LCD display with 1280 X 800 pixel resolution, 5 megapixel primary camera and 1.3 megapixel secondary camera, 2GB RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage and run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.

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