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Samsung to Unveil Cute-as-a-button 5-inch Tablet

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Samsung's supposedly got another Galaxy tablet in the works.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab line of tablets is already a success. With 7-, 10.1- and 8.9-inch iterations, the company has all its bases covered and caters to those looking for larger and smaller tablets, as well as somewhere in between. However, it seems seven inches is not small enough for Samsung, as the company is rumored to be launching a 5-inch Galaxy at IFA in September.

Yahoo! News Korea reports that Samsung will show off a 5.3-inch tablet at IFA 2011 in Berlin this September. Codenamed 'Galaxy Q,' the device is said to represent a 'stepping stone' between the smartphone and the tablet. Though it's not immediately clear if the device will have phone capabilities, it's said to be a cross between a tablet and a phone, so we're assuming yes. Other details, such as CPU, storage, cameras, etc., are not yet known.

Samsung's Galaxy S 2, announced back in April, measures in at 4.3 inches, which is already pretty big for a phone. Samsung's 7-inch original Galaxy tab also had phone capabilities but was, for the most part, marketed as a tablet. However, with a 5.3-inch display we think Samsung may market this one as more of a phone than a tablet. Do you think 5.3 inches is too big for a smartphone, even if it does have some tablet-like features? Let us know in the comments below!

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    winterblade , July 20, 2011 2:17 PM
    Might be an interesting Ice Cream Sandwich experiment, but I think that the future is something more like the Asus MeMo... until someone invents a size-changing display.
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    cknobman , July 20, 2011 2:17 PM
    I think 5.3 inches is too small for the Honeycomb UI.
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    ezeroc , July 20, 2011 2:19 PM
    meh my phone is 4.3 inch...... No use for this!
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    velocityg4 , July 20, 2011 2:25 PM
    I wouldn't mind a 5.3 inch phone. But really at that size it is too small to be considered a tablet PC. To me they should be the size of letter sized paper.
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    micr0be , July 20, 2011 2:30 PM
    its all about if it fits in your pocket, and if you can sit down or move while it remains there.
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2011 2:45 PM
    Have the 5inch Dell Streak - love the size. Works great as a phone, yet still make browsing bearable. Great in between size. I am sure it in not for everyone, but I will take a little more size to get the better browsing experience and NOT have to have two devices to carry.
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    limpman , July 20, 2011 2:50 PM
    finally dellstreak competitor.....i'm really happy to heard samsung going to release 5 inch mobile wid netbook.i'm dellstreak user from year i really loved it all in one phone plus netbook and fit in your pocket.but one thing i'm pissed by dellstreak is every time it shut off by battery cover even little move.i hope samsing is not like that.if samsung make same slim as dell streak then i'm sold to samsung....
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    kartu , July 20, 2011 2:52 PM
    I think company must be punished for removing SD slot...
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    limpman , July 20, 2011 2:55 PM
    finally dellstreak competitor.....i'm really happy to heard samsung going to release 5 inch mobile wid netbook.i'm dellstreak user from year i really loved it all in one phone plus netbook and fit in your pocket.but one thing i'm pissed by dellstreak is every time it shut off by battery cover even little move.i hope samsing is not like that.if samsung make same slim as dell streak then i'm sold to samsung....
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    eddieroolz , July 20, 2011 2:56 PM
    This is cute? I see no cuteness...
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    spookie , July 20, 2011 2:57 PM
    it can't be called a tablet IMO it's just a large phone
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2011 3:17 PM
    A very large phone, indeed. I believe anything bigger than 4" is too much for a phone...
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    CyberAngel , July 20, 2011 3:19 PM
    7"+7" with haptic "keyboard" on the lower LCD is my ideal...or maybe 6,5" size?
    As long as I can stuff it inside my suit pocket to compensate my wallet on the other side
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    sunflier , July 20, 2011 3:21 PM
    Quote:
    Do you think 5.3 inches is too big...?

    Me thinks not. :p 
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    hellwig , July 20, 2011 4:02 PM
    spookieit can't be called a tablet IMO it's just a large phone

    Unless it has no phone capabilities, then what would you call it?

    It's like 13-inch NETbooks. I mean really, just because it has an Atom processor doesn't make it a netbook, it makes it a really crappy notebook. Netbooks were popular because they were cheap and portable (i.e. small). Tablets are rising in popularity for the same reasons, even though most tablets are more expensive than a more capable netbook, go figure (touch-screen netbooks would have solved this issue, in fact, I'd dare say an Atom-based tablet would really be a keyboard-less netbook, yikes, it's getting really confusing now).

    So yeah, if it makes calls, call it a smartphone. If it doesn't make calls, I guess it's a Pocket-Tablet (TM)?
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    joebob2000 , July 20, 2011 4:34 PM
    We have seen it demonstrated that it's not the size of the screen that makes a phone "too big", it's the size of the chassis. If the chassis is just an extra 1 or 2 mm around the 5.3" screen and that's all the phone is, then no it wont be too big. If it has a thick bezel all the way around like the rest of the Galaxy Tabs have had, then yes it will be way too big.
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    jn77 , July 20, 2011 4:35 PM
    My EVO is a 4.3? I would love to have a phone with a 5 inch display, but it would have to have NO BEZEL, most of these devices have insane bezels.....The Tab and the Pad need to loose about 2 inches on each side of waisted bezel space.
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2011 4:40 PM
    5.3 inches is too small.
    I wish Samsung would simply upgrade its combined 7 inch tablet & phone to a higher performance version than the current one?
    Its the perfect sized screen for business - not too big and not too small and the phone is essential. Don't want to carry both a phone and a tablet separately.
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    jgutz2006 , July 20, 2011 7:57 PM
    I would have to say that i love my Evo screen and now my Evo3d screen size. Could i use a little more screen? sure i could if it maintained a 16x9 or 16x10 aspect ratio. But more importantly if i'm getting a screen an inch larger, i hope the resolution gets a bump otherwise i'll keep the smaller screen. Also if the increased screen size allows the mfg to squeeze in a couple hundred mAh for increased battery life, say somewhere between my phone and the 10 hour tablets would be totally worth while
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    Anonymous , July 20, 2011 8:23 PM
    My phone doesn't need to be pocket-sized, it just needs to fit into my purse. A tabletphone sounds like a great idea...especially if it can hide out in my bag while I use a Bluetooth headset.
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