Samsung nixes home button for upcoming Galaxy devices, Note 2 could sport a 5.9-inch display


Samsung is planning to get rid of the home button in its upcoming Android Galaxy smartphones that will enable its high-end smartphones to sport bigger displays without a substantial increase in the size of the device, according to a reliable source. This would be made possible thanks to Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which has menu buttons within its user interface, leaving the hardware buttons useless. The source tells us that one of the smartphones will sport a 4.7-inch display but was clear he wasn’t talking about the Galaxy Nexus, which has a 4.65-inch display. This could possibly be the Galaxy S III, which is expected to launch in May in India. Read on…

According to our source, Samsung is also working on a Galaxy Note like device, which will have a 5.9-inch display. The current Galaxy Note has a 5.3-inch display and the extra real estate can also be attributed to the lack of a home button below the display. This could be the successor to the Galaxy Note, which is expected to be launched in India in the third quarter of this year.

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