Samsung Galaxy Q details leak: 5.3 inches of phone... or tablet

Samsung’s Galaxy range continues to go from strength to strength and a key element of its success has undoubtedly been Samsung's determination to fill just about every niche in the market. From the lowly Galaxy Apollo and Europa to the magnificent, feature-packed Galaxy S II, all the way up to the stunning new Galaxy Tab 10.1, it was starting to look like Samsung had all its bases covered in the mobile space.

But a new discovery by AndroidCommunity.com suggests that a new addition to the range is on its way, the Galaxy Q.  Stretching the definition of ‘mobile phone’ to its limits - and slotting in between the 4.5" Infuse 4G and Galaxy Tab 7 - the new device is believed to have a huge 5.3-inch display, somewhat blurring the lines between phone and tablet. Expect the display to be of the Super AMOLED Plus variety and be set in an ultra-slim form factor. Yahoo News Korea reports that the Q will come in 3G/WCDMA and 4G/LTE versions.

The absence of ‘Tab’ branding on the new handset – in favour of the ‘Q’ designation – suggests that Samsung will be positioning this as a flagship phone handset rather than as a tablet. It’s not yet known which version of Android this beast will be packing, but it could be a perfect candidate for Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), due to be released later this year. This version will combine the best of Gingerbread’s (2.3) phone features with the more tablet-optimised features seen in Honeycomb (3.x) releases.

Not long to wait until this bad-boy bursts onto the market – it’ll make its debut at IFA in Berlin in September – so if huge handsets are your thing, start saving those pennies.

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