Is 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 2 display too big?

By Alan Ng - Jul 10, 2012

It had been rumored that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 2 would feature a display screen that is larger than the current 5.3-inch offering that is available now. Now, we’re hearing that Samsung will up their display screen to an impressive 5.5-inches when the device goes on sale later this year.

Just like the iPhone 5, there is no official news on the highly anticipated device, but like Apple’s device whispers are emerging that October is going to be the month when the Galaxy Note 2 will go on sale. Fortunately, it looks like we may be getting an early glimpse at the device next month though, if recent reports are to be believed.

The MK Business News publication in Korea has said that the Galaxy Note 2 will be on show at the IFA Trade show, which starts in August next month in Berlin. If that is the case, then we’d expect a lot more leaks to surface until IFA 2012 takes place, as the Note 2 seems to have gone under the radar somewhat, especially given the monster specs that the device may feature.

Everyone is expecting the iPhone 5 to take all of the limelight in October, but if the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 does come to market with a quad-core processor, a 13 megapixel camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, then that is going to be some very healthy competition indeed.

After much consumer skepticism on whether Samsung’s hybrid device would sell, it turns out that many consumers really do enjoy a bigger screen as possible. 5.5-inches is absolutely huge in our opinion though – would you have no problems forking out for the Galaxy Note 2 with these attached specs? Let’s hope we have some more info soon.

Is 5.5-inches too big for you or not?

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  • blind-as-a-bat

    Short-sightedness is so age-specific that Chinese translates as “45-sight”. What a market for bigger screens!

  • Geminvest

    I forget or lose EVERYTHING  but my phone.  The Note is a Godsend for me.

  • kye huelin

    I really despise that screen ratios are not taken into account when talking about screen dimensions, on crappy blog rolls that dont have a clue.  The note has a 16:10 ratio making it wider by over 10% (ala GS3 et al)  … You could easily fit a 16:9 5.5inch screen in a SMALLER casing, than the 5.3 original Note.

    Until you know what the ratio of the screen is…. shut your cake hole.

    • Damon

      Agreed. Kye, it’s hilarious to watch all of the hate the Note gets, most of them a majority of iPhone users and people who just can’t afford the phone, or are on the wrong carrier. You dislike the Note? Well, why in the hell do you waste your time surfing the Internet reading articles about the Note? Not only that but you are reading articles on a 2nd generation of a device you hate, that hasn’t even been released. Your mouth says you hate the Note, your actions prove otherwise. Ha ha ah ahaha ha ha. Too funny.

  • Jgggffd

    As long as you don’t mind looking like an idiot talking on a book it should fulfill your every impulse

    • Matthew Porter

      Oh, good.  I DO like looking like an idiot.  I also like not having a phone and a tablet, and DO like using wacom.  Why are you here again? I know it’s hard for people to believe but many of us don’t care what others think. I used a total of 22 talking minutes last month. TWENTY TWO. I doubt you were around for any of them. I spend hours and hours of each month staring at the screen of my phone, and I’m supposed to be afraid of looking dumb for 22 minutes? Why would I make my phone decision based on the thing I do the least on it?

  • Jerome

    I also want one ….based in Cape Town, South Africa … I’ll rather wait for the Note than take the S3 now

  • Corey

    Definitely will be getting it!

  • Bengylow

    I will definately get one if the Note 2 come with Quadcore…..

  • ill get it also….

  • Mracole

    As a designer on the go, a galaxy note 2 seems like a better Phone for me than my current iPhone. If the galaxy note 2 is worth me paying more for it than the galaxy note first generation is another question. If they keep the stylus, make it a bit faster running with jellybean and don’t make it any bigger, I’ll get one for sure.

    • Billybob

      Who cares what it costs? I have never made a decision based on the cost of the device. I did not buy the most expensive iPhone because I didn’t feel I needed 64GB. Other than that decision I think if I want to live with it for a year I’ll buy it. I am leery of any phone made by Samsung. I realize I am in the minority but that is my opinion.

      • Billybob

        Huge fan of Android, currently run Evo 4G LTE, definitely not an Apple fanboy, bought the iPhone for the wife. Wife wants my old Evo 3D and rid herself of the iPhone 4S.