Samsung has released a range of new accessories to compliment its latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S4. And in doing so, the Korean company could have let slip some intriguing information about the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
One of the accessories is an official Bluetooth game controller – letting you play games on your phone with physical buttons.
The cleverly-named Samsung Game Pad is listed on the company’s new micro site and will fit Samsung devices with screen sizes between 4 and 6.3-inches.
While Samsung doesn’t currently make a device with a 6.3-inch screen, this could well be a pre-emptive design that factors in an upcoming Galaxy Note refresh.
This seems further confirmation of the rumour we heard back in December 2012 that the next Galaxy Note would arrive with a 6.3-inch screen.
Despite being anchored with the dreadful “phablet” label, the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has sold well and a sequel is almost certainly on the cards. Whether we’re prepared to jump up to a 6.3-inch screen – practically a small tablet – remains to be seen.
The Game Pad itself does look a pretty nifty bit of kit, with dual analogue sticks, two shoulder keys and four action buttons. It’s almost like Samsung has crossbred an Xbox 360 controller with an old SNES pad.