Samsung Galaxy Q Next in Samsung’s Queue

July 20, 2011
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    Samsung’s Galaxy series won’t be stopping at “S” and “T” (as in Tab–7.0, 8.9 and 10.1). It reportedly has an “R”–and according to latest reports, a “Q”.

    Samsung is reportedly prepping the Samsung Galaxy Q, an upcoming Android smartphone/tablet that could potentially outshadow the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Infuse 4G in terms of screen size. News Tomato, a Chinese news site, reports that Samsung is set to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Q at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), an international consumer electronics fair to be held in Berlin this coming September.

    Samsung Infuse 4G

    According to sources, the Samsung Galaxy Q’s screen size will be an inch bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S II and might take the Samsung Infuse 4G’s place as the largest-screened Samsung smartphone once the Galaxy Q reaches the U.S. The Samsung Galaxy S II has a 4.3-inch screen, while the Samsung Infuse 4G has a 4.5-inch screen. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy R has a 4.2-inch screen. And, the Samsung Galaxy Q trumps all of them in screen estate–at 5.3 inches. It’s even bigger than its closest rival, the Dell Streak 5 (Mini 5) tablet, which only has 5 inches.

    The Samsung Galaxy Q is also rumored to support 3G and 4G LTE technology. Its 5.3-inch screen will be blessed with Super AMOLED Plus. And, its processor will allegedly be a very fast dual-core, 1.5-GHz beast. No word has been leaked about its battery, but we know for certain that–granting accuracy of the info we gathered–it’s going to be a power-gobbling monster.

    Judging by its screen size, the Samsung Galaxy Q seems to have identity issues–”Is it a smartphone or is it a tablet?” No information has been leaked regarding the Samsung Galaxy Q’s phone capabilities, but if it ever does have them, we presume the Galaxy Q to be a good size for those who want a hybrid device that brings the power and convenience of both tablet and smartphone into a middle ground.

    It appears that Samsung is trying to cover all the inches, and fractions thereof. We think that’s cool, because the variety means many choices for different pocket sizes. (Yes, you can take that last sentence figuratively, too.)

    Is 5.3 inches just the right size for your pocket? What price for it might be a comfortable one for your wallet?

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