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

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!

  • winterblade
    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
    I think 5.3 inches is too small for the Honeycomb UI.
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  • ezeroc
    meh my phone is 4.3 inch...... No use for this!
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  • velocityg4
    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
    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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  • 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
    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
    I think company must be punished for removing SD slot...
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  • limpman
    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
    This is cute? I see no cuteness...
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