Samsung is no stranger to releasing large screened devices, after all they did give birth to the whole phablet thing with the Galaxy Note line of devices, which have now become popular for more than just their size. Last year saw Samsung release even larger devices in the form of the Galaxy Mega duo, coming in at 5.8-inches and 6.3-inches. These devices were more mid-range small tablets than they were phones, but that was kind of the point – they offered users double duty without too hefty a price tag. Now, it appears that Samsung is about to take this formula a step further, or at least that’s what a new device passing through the FCC is suggesting, at least.
The SM-T2558 is a 7-inch device that’s recently passed through the FCC and has all the hallmarks of a Galaxy Mega device. It features a 7-inch 720p display, a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2 Ghz and 1.5GB of RAM. There’s no word on which version of Android this guy is running, but we doubt Samsung would release something running anything older than KitKat at this point. The device in question looks a lot like a tablet, but as it supports 3G it sure sounds like a smartphone and the design is more Galaxy S than it is Galaxy Tab. Rumors are that this device could launch in Korea as the Galaxy W and the Galaxy Mega 2 in the West.
Launching a device like this might not be such an awful move for Samsung, as ASUS has found out that 7-inch tablets that are also smartphones seem to be growing in popularity. ASUS’ FonePad line of devices have been available for some time now and pull double duties for those looking for a larger display, without the need to carry around two devices. As the device has already passed through the FCC though, it shouldn’t be too much longer until we find out what these guy actually is, be it tablet or smartphone.