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Samsun to unveil 5.9-inch smartphone to further strengthen its foothold in the phablet market


Samsung plans to introduce a 5.9-inch handset in the latter half of the year to solidify its leading position in the rapidly-growing phablet market. Samsung plans to introduce the new phablet using a 5.9-inch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen. The move comes as Samsung seeks to further strengthen its foothold in the phablet market where Chinese rivals such as ZTE and Huawei have unveiled products in similar sizes. The new handset will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos octa-core chipset for faster data processing and downloading speeds.

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Samsung has already secured a solid position in the phablet market with the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II but there has been a new market created as Chinese players have introduced 5.8-inch to 6-inch devises. Samsung has sold more than 10 million Galaxy Note IIs since they were unveiled last September. Larger screens dominated this year’s technology shows in Las Vegas and last month’s Mobile World Congress. Nearly early every Google Android flagship released in 2013 will have a 5-inch display. Together with Samsung, Sony, Asus and LG all have 5-inch models in the works.

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