Samsung Galaxy S2 (S II) Step Up: Meet the Samsung Galaxy Q

The Samsung Galaxy S2 (or S II) is still much-awaited in the US but it seems that Samsung is already planning a step up from the Galaxy S2. Meet the Samsung Q, and it’s really rather difficult to pinpoint this device as either a smartphone or a tablet, so for now we’ll refer to it as an Android hybrid.

We’ve written countless articles now on the Galaxy S2, which has been well received and had glowing reviews. Its Super AMOLED Plus 4.3-inch display has been widely praised so imagine that kind of display on a 5.3-inch screen and that’s where the Samsung Q will come in. It’s likely that the Samsung Q will see an official unveiling at IFA 2011 taking place in Berlin in September and it’s bound to create a stir, especially after the success of the Galaxy S2. Chris Davies over on Slash Gear, sourced from Yahoo News Korea tells more about this new device although many of the specs and features are not yet known.

However industry sources close to Samsung say it will have 3G WCDMA connectivity and also 4G LTE, so that would please a lot of potential buyers as it would seem likely to head to Verizon or AT&T. However Davies points out that it’s still unknown whether the Q will receive voice calls and notes that the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab could receive voice calls in Europe but not in the US where it was data-only.

The Super AMOLED Plus display we mentioned early is also likely but it’s not yet known about the resolution. The largest display on a Samsung handset at present is the 4.5-inch screen on the Infuse 4G and this has an 800 x 480 resolution while the Dell Streak 5-inch tablet also has a resolution of 800 x 480. We would certainly hope though that Samsung would be aiming for a much higher resolution for the Samsung Q. Wireless and Mobile News, sourced from News Tomato in China, also reports on the Q device and speculate it could have a 1.5GHz processor as on the Samsung Prime and tells how apparently the Samsung Q is being targeted at those who use navigation, gaming and watch videos on their smartphones.

It’s certainly an intriguing bit of news and we can’t wait until September to find out more. However we do have some doubts about the market for a device that’s not quite big enough to be a tablet and most would say is too big to be a phone. We’d like to hear your thoughts on this so let us have your comments.

  • http://tinyurl.com/vahidm vahidm

    I, for one, want one! 5″ seems to be the best of both worlds between tablets and smartphones. Mobility + Readability.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cole-Reeves/1324673682 Cole Reeves

    sounds cool n all but i want it to fit in my pocket… dont wanna rock a satchel jus for my phone lol