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Samsung Galaxy Player to Become 5.8-inch Smartphone

By - Source: SamMobile | B 11 comments

Expected to run on Android Jelly Bean.

Samsung is reportedly preparing to make its Galaxy Player a 5.8-inch smartphone dubbed the Galaxy Fonblet.

An unnamed source told SamMobile, which has been accurate in the majority of its rumors, that Samsung will soon announce the Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 (GT-I9152), possibly during MWC next month.

The model number hints at the inclusion of dual-SIM support, accompanied by a 5.8-inch display, which is the same display size found on the Galaxy Player.

The Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 will apparently launch in a pure white color, while its operating system is expected to be Google's Android 4.1.2/4.2.1 Jelly Bean.

Scheduled for an initial launch in Europe, the Galaxy Fonblet should be announced during the Mobile World Congress during the latter stages of February.

 

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    greghome , January 22, 2013 6:17 AM
    Like we need more boomboxes playing horrible "music" of today out loud so everybody can hear it... :/ 
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    Anonymous , January 22, 2013 7:05 AM
    to to become?
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    contentsmayvary , January 22, 2013 8:56 AM
    What a totally hideous name.
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    fnh , January 22, 2013 9:19 AM
    Someone blended alphabets together at Samsung. Sure, it's trying to amalgamate Phone + Tablet, but FonTab is more fantabulous than FonBleh.
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    BreadWhistle , January 22, 2013 10:06 AM
    Let me guess, it's going to be so big you can barely hold it, and the speakers are going to be crap as always. Hey look! 27 minutes of battery life!
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    iniudan , January 22, 2013 11:18 AM
    BreadWhistleLet me guess, it's going to be so big you can barely hold it, and the speakers are going to be crap as always. Hey look! 27 minutes of battery life!


    You do know that the Note II has one of the best standard battery duration of about any smartphone, due to it size, that permit bigger battery, and not everyone has small hand (for me an 8 inch tablet would still be comfortable to hold like a phone, except maybe for the weight after a certain period of time)
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    ricardok , January 22, 2013 11:32 AM
    What happened to the phablet name?? Now they are usign Fonblet?
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    halcyon , January 22, 2013 12:03 PM
    iniudanYou do know that the Note II has one of the best standard battery duration of about any smartphone, due to it size, that permit bigger battery, and not everyone has small hand (for me an 8 inch tablet would still be comfortable to hold like a phone, except maybe for the weight after a certain period of time)

    With just a double-sized 6200 mAh battery in the Note II I'm getting over 3 days of moderate to heavy use per charge. Who'da thought? $25 well-spent.
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    hate machine , January 22, 2013 1:32 PM
    Good that means the Note will stay at it's current size for future revisions.
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    Onihikage , January 22, 2013 6:59 PM
    If anyone in Marketing has a quarter of a brain, it won't really be named the Fonblet. That is the worst name for a phone, ever, hands down. (feel free to correct me if it's only second- or third-worst)
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    assasin32 , January 23, 2013 4:31 AM
    It's like the razor blade war from years ago. We go 2 blades, you go 3 blades, and so on and so forth till someone finally skips a few numbers and go 7 blades.