If You Like Your Big Phone Screen Thank The Galaxy Note

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id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> The first Galaxy Note taught us the truth about our appetite for screens.

James Martin/CNET Samsung is hours away from launching its new Galaxy Note, rumored to be the Galaxy Note 10 with a 6.3-inch screen, and an even larger Note 10 Plus with a 6.8-inch display. Today, we may take the Note line for granted, but when the first Galaxy Note  launched in 2011, it was met with derision. In those days, the Note was considered too damn big.

For example, http://www.filedropper.com/shockdigitalgmwb5000xjqtj when the original Galaxy Note launched, the Samsung Galaxy S's 4-inch screen was about as big as anyone wanted. It took Samsung's marketing clout to convince us all to give large-screen phones a try. Today, speculation about 6.3-inch and 6.8-inch screens isn't such a shock. After all, the Galaxy S10 Plus already has a vast 6.4-inch display. The new Notes would just be a little bigger. 

This inching toward ever-larger screen sizes matters because of the way the screens themselves affect the way we use phones. Fast data speeds have made on-demand maps navigation, streaming video and gameplay so ingrained in our daily habits that Google and Apple had to devise tools to keep us from staring at our screens for too long. When you do everything on your phone, the large, sharp screen you do it on becomes paramount.

Contrast that to 2011. Back then, the original Galaxy Note's 5.3-inch screen was a monstrously hulk compared to the other phones of its day. We dismissed it as a poser trying to be the 7-inch tablet it just wasn't. Little did we know it was just the beginning.