Samsung's Galaxy Note – the original “phablet” – was big, and its successor, the Galaxy Note 2, is even bigger.
So imagine our surprise to hear talk that the Galaxy Note 3 is supposedly going to be even bigger still, with a 6.3in screen size, and more importantly potentially with Samsung's new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor.
It's the Korea Times that's touting claims of the super-size Galaxy Note 3's credentials, repeating a rumour we first heard mentioned (from the same source) a month ago. It does temper the excitement somewhat, though, with the news that the hand-stretching handset is only likely to appear sometime “later this year”.
Samsung is said to be sniffing around ambitious Chinese duo Huawei and ZTE to make up for the possibility of lost business as a result of the continued efforts by Apple to find an alternative chip supplier.
“We have introduced the Exynos 5 Octa to appeal to Chinese clients and diversify our client base in China with better pricing and output commitment,” a senior Samsung executive was reported as saying during CES 2013 last week.
Huawei signalled its intentions at CES to take a big slice of the phablet pie with the mammoth 6.1in Ascend Mate, but Samsung's own Galaxy Note 3 would top even that screen size – assuming the rumours are true.
Aside from the obvious boost in power and performance, the Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor is also set to deliver improved battery life through better efficiency. Growing bigger hands, sadly, is your own problem.