The space between five and seven inches is a no man’s land in the tabletsphere. Any device with a screen 5-inches or smaller is generally considered a smartphone or media player, and any device with a 7-inch or larger display is a tablet. So what should we make of the Samsung Galaxy Q, which will sport a 5.3-inch screen and is rumored to launch at IFA later this summer?
Yahoo News Korea is citing industry sources and reporting that Samsung is ready to unveil the Galaxy Q, which will slot somewhere in there product lineup between the five-inch Galaxy Player 5 and seven-inch original Galaxy Tab.
The report is scant on details, with the only specs supplied being 3G WCDMA and 4G LTE connectivity along with a Super AMOLED Plus screen, the same technology used on other Samsung Galaxy Smartphones. If the connectivity rumor is true, that means the Galaxy Q could come to either Verizon or AT&T in the US, and the rumor also indicates the Galaxy Q will support voice calls, just like the European version of the original Samsung Galaxy Tab (the feature was disabled for the US release).
The last device that straddled the line so closely between tablet and smartphone was the Dell Streak, a 5-inch Android smartphone that sported an 800 x 480-screen resolution. The Samsung Infuse 4G is a smartphone with a 4.5-inch display and same 800 x 480 resolution, and it has a Super AMOLED display that Brighthand claimed looks great, “with true, crisp blacks, extremely vivid colors and untinted whites.” Some of the more advanced Motorola Android phones have similarly sized screens and a 960 x 540 resolution.