Samsung is preparing two new extra-large devices for an expected June release, claims a rumor. Previously known as Galaxy Fonblet, the line will supposedly be dubbed Galaxy Mega.
Let’s start with a disclaimer – at this point, the information we have on the Galaxy Fonblet is mostly speculation and circumstantial evidence. That doesn’t mean that the Fonblet doesn’t exist in some form, but until some official info is revealed, take everything with a dose of skepticism.
Today, the rumor purveyors at Sam Mobile claim to have information on the Galaxy Fonblet line of “phablets”, hybrids devices that blur the distinction between phones and tablets. According to the report, the Fonblet name will be dropped in favor of the slightly less corny Mega moniker.
The report says that Samsung will release two Galaxy Mega models, one equipped with a 5.8-inch display, and one with a 6.3-inch display. Moreover, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 is said to be released in the last week of May (week 22), while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is expected in mid-June (week 25).
Sam Mobile fails to mention any source for its claims, but the site has been known to deliver insider info before, although its reports haven’t always panned out. In this case, a little digging provides some additional, albeit circumstantial, evidence.
First off, Samsung has indeed registered the Galaxy Mega trademark, back in October 2012. That’s even before the Fonblet mark was registered, in December. The same day Mega was registered, Samsung also snapped up Mega View and Galaxy Wide. It wouldn’t be too far-fetched too think that the Galaxy Mega View could be the name of the larger, 6.3-inch model. But that’s just speculation at this point.
Another clue could be the dimensions of the Galaxy Mega/Fonblet 6.3. The Gamepad accessory that Samsung announced for the Galaxy S4 is said to be compatible with devices that have displays of up to 6.3-inch. It could be just a coincidence, but the specs of the Gamepad at least give us an indication that Samsung is working on future oversized devices.
It’s not clear yet if the Mega/Fonblet will be a phone or a media player. One thing is for sure though – jumbo-sized devices aren’t going anywhere.