Jan 18th, 2013

It seems we can’t go more than a week without hearing rumors about some new Samsung device with some obscure screen size. From 5.5 inches to 6.3 inches, all the way up to 8 inches and beyond, Samsung is rumored to be testing pretty much every screen size you can think of. Now, new rumors are surfacing that the company might be trying out the 5.8 inch screen size on for size.

This isn’t really a new screen size for Samsung — the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 currently on sale in Korea comes with it. The rumor does state Samsung will be looking to bring a phone out with this size, and that Samsung will be calling it the Samsung Galaxy Fonblet. SamMobile, usually a reputable source, says that it’s “confirmed,” though no substantial evidence was given to back that claim up.

If real, the Galaxy Fonblet (ouch on the name, by the way) would most likely sit somewhere between the upper echelon of mid-range and on the lower end of the high-end side of the market. It doesn’t sound like a device Samsung would look to bring to all markets, but it’s always tough to try and pinpoint the target markets for these releases.

Not much is known about the Fonblet, but we can’t imagine it won’t share some of the characteristics that the Galaxy Player has. That device has a qHD resolution, a 3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth 4.0. Being that it’s a media player and considering that the original Galaxy Player wasn’t that powerful we never expected it to have uber impressive specs, but perhaps the Fonblet will step things up a bit. Should this device be in the works then we could expect to hear about it at Samsung’s showing at Mobile World Congress next month, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed to hear something concrete ahead of time.