Is Samsung Working On The Galaxy J Max Mid-Range Phablet?

The Galaxy S series may be Samsung’s preeminent smartphone line, but the South Korean consumer electronics company also has a number of different lineups in its portfolio, with smartphones ranging from sub-$100 devices like the Galaxy J1 to significantly more powerful and better specced mid-rangers like the Galaxy A9. While the company gets an earful from sections of online commentators, observers and enthusiasts for its propensity to release a multitude of devices with very little to differentiate between them, the controversial strategy has been paying off rather well for the company, as it continues on with its reign as the largest smartphone vendor on the planet.

The company is now apparently looking to introduce yet another member to its rapidly-growing Galaxy J family of affordable handsets. While not a whole lot is known about the upcoming device, tech journalist and serial tipster, Mr. Evan Blass (a.k.a. @evleaks), has posted an image that apparently reveals its name. The image is believed to be of the back panel, and shows off the 'Galaxy J Max' name emblazoned in metallic silver on a thick, black strip. The image also shows off the primary camera, the LED flash and the speaker, all of which are placed pretty much the way you’d expect in a Samsung handset. Mr. Blass hasn't yet given out out any hardware-related info, but for all you know, he might just do it within the next day or two.

One thing’s for sure though. The ‘Max’ moniker is probably a dead giveaway that the device will be a phablet of some description, although, it’s not entirely certain how big the display will be. With growing media consumption on smartphones, phablets with gigantic 6-inch+ screens are becoming more common than they’ve ever been before, with devices like the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi Max having been released over the past few weeks. While the first one comes with a 6.4-inch display, the later rocks an even larger 6.44-inch screen. Of course, if recent reports are anything to go by, Samsung itself is getting into the phablet state of mind with the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 rumored to come with a 6-inch variant. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but looks like phablets with gigantic screens are here to stay.

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