Have you heard of the Samsung Galaxy Note II? Did you know that the number two has a close brother of the name THREE?! Has it ever occurred to you that the Romans thought the letter ‘I’ was so freaking bad*** that they stuck a whole bunch of them together?!? If you can tell where I’m going with this, read on.
With reports that the Galaxy Note III will measure a pocket-devastating 6.3 inches diagonally, I’ve been wondering how the phabletty dimensions would look in person. After all, it wasn’t until I laid eyes on the original Note in person that I realised how truly well endowed it was. The owner of said device was a complete stranger, but the most appropriate thing I felt to do back then was yell “IT’S HUUUUUGE!” in his face.
(I’m using inches, but only because that’s what more of the internet is using with the phone)
They’ve since slapped another inch on the device, so surely I’d have at least several more vowels when I say “HUUUUUGE” right? Let’s find out, folks!
Based on the Note II’s listed size of 5.5 inches (diagonal), the ratio between itself and the 6.3 inch Note III would be 1 to 1.145. If we assume that the aspect ratio will still be the same, then the Note II’s 80.5mm width and 151.1mm height would translate to:
9.22 cm x 17.30 cm (3.63 in x 6.81 in)
If you’re on a phone, tablet, laptop, Mac or TV- this is definitely not to scale!
There we have it. Your brand new, colossally pants breaking phone later this year will stand taller than your average kitten.
It’s time to take… acknowledgement… of a few things though. Firstly, the final design for all intents and porpoises could be anything from 4.8 inches to 7; we’re just humouring and rumouring what we’ve heard so far. Second thing to… acknowledge, as I said earlier- I’m just making those calculations with the same aspect ratio. It will probably be a bit wider than 9.22cm and a tad shorter than 17.3cm. Next- yes, the mock-up is only for 96dpi screens. It’s the most common dpi value so that’s what I chose.
Lastly, I’m not quite sure what measurements are correct or not, or whether some measurements only pertain to the screen. The 5.5 inch measurement definitely isn’t based on the officially listed dimensions. If you asked Pythagoras, he’d angrily tell you that the diagonal length based on 80.5mm width and 151.1mm height would be 171.2mm, or 6.7 inches. So we’re probably using mismatched numbers.
Either way though, that already looks like a massively worthy massive slab to cut cheese on. Make a mental… acknowledgement, friends. This thing is HUUUUUUUUUGE!!!