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Samsung Galaxy Player to Become 5.8-inch Smartphone

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
    Like we need more boomboxes playing horrible "music" of today out loud so everybody can hear it... :/
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  • to to become?
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  • contentsmayvary
    What a totally hideous name.
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  • fnh
    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
    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
    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
    What happened to the phablet name?? Now they are usign Fonblet?
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  • halcyon
    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
    Good that means the Note will stay at it's current size for future revisions.
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  • Onihikage
    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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