What's in a name? Well, when the name is “Fonblet”, quite a bit actually. That's what Samsung is reportedly calling its latest big screen Android device – or the Samsung Galaxy Fonblet, to use its full title.
It's apparently a version of the Korea-only Galaxy Player 5.8 media player, and it's reportedly heading for a European unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
To be honest, I'm no fan of the “phablet” name that's now the de facto moniker applied to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, LG Optimus Vu, Huawei Ascend Mate and all those other big-screened bruisers that have been descending on the mobile market of late.
But it sure beats Fonblet, a title that doesn't so much roll off the tongue as leap off it in linguistic disgust. Or maybe it's just me.
Either way, SamMobile believes it's headed for MWC, complete with Android Jelly Bean and dual-SIM capabilities. If it's otherwise based directly on the Galaxy Player 5.8, you're also looking at a 960 x 480 (qHD) screen and a 3MP camera – so a fairly entry-level device by smartphone standards.
We're also told it'll be available only in Pure White (the image above is of the white Galaxy Player 5.8). Whether that's only initially remains to be seen, but Samsung hasn't been shy in adding new colour options to its other handsets after launch, so maybe that's the case here too.
It'll be one to look out for at MWC. Possibly the best news is that there's also a model number it goes by: the GT-I9152. I might just stick to calling it that for now.