We saw Samsung's 7-inch phone/tablet in a leaked SK Telecom brochure earlier this month. While the device was originally thought to be exclusive to South Korea, a device bearing the same model number (SM-T2558) made its way to the FCC, which indicates a US launch may be on the cards.
The device will likely be sold under the Galaxy Mega 2 moniker, and will be joined by a 6-inch device that is rumoured to launch in the coming months. Although the device has a naming convention that Samsung reserves for its tablets, the pictures of the phoneblet (the term "phablet" just doesn't seem to convey the sheer size of the device) indicate that it is thinner and designed to be used as a smartphone.
Considering that the device is already undergoing certification at the FCC, an eventual release may not to be too far away. Samsung is hosting a media event on June 12 in New York in which it is said to debut the Galaxy Tab S series, but the manufacturer has unveiled devices like smartphones at such events in the past. There is no official confirmation of the same, and until such time there is, we advise you take the information with a grain of salt.
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