Samsung’s latest earnings result ended the South Korean company’s dream run at quarterly profits, and the company attributed slowing global smartphone sales among other reasons. However, the company has revealed its plans to strengthen its big screen smartphone portfolio comprising 5-inch to 6-inch displays, apart from also concentrating on tablets.
ZDNet Korea in a report has cited Samsung’s executive director Hyunjoon Kim, who has claimed that the South Korean major has been a leader in big screen market, ever since launching the first Galaxy Note phablet in 2011. The current claims of Samsung’s executive go in-line with the company’s plans for coming years which included smartphones with displays bearing pixel densities of 560 ppi and 4K resolutions in November last year.
The report further suggests that Samsung is planning to offer differentiated displays to its consumers and also improve its existing S Pen and Multi-Window features.
In addition, Samsung at its second analyst meeting in South Korea last year had also revealed plans for renewing its tablet focus to take on Apple. Following the strategy company launched four tablets atCES 2014 which included the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), Galaxy TabPRO 12.2-inch, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1-inch and Galaxy TabPRO 8.4-inch. The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 tablets sport the biggest displays in the company’s tablet line-up.
Unfortunately, Kim did not share many details about the company’s upcoming big screen display smartphone, though we expect that the alleged Galaxy Note 3 Neo, previously dubbed Galaxy Note 3 Lite might be one.
The alleged Galaxy Note 3 Neo was purportedly leaked in renders recently. The leaked press renders of the rumoured Galaxy Note 3 Neo showed the device’s front and rear panel, which were reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 3 phablet. The new leaked renders seemingly confirmed that the alleged Galaxy Note 3 Neo would sport a faux-leather rear cover.
Notably, Samsung’s operating profit tumbled almost a fifth in the fourth quarter, due to a one-off bonus and slowing sales of company’s high-end smartphones, marking the company’s first quarterly profit decline in two years.