Korean-based Samsung is set to announce a 5.8-inch smartphone with dual-SIM support very reminiscent of the Galaxy Player 5.8, according to folk in the know. 

SamMobile says that the 5.8-inch device - reportedly dubbed the "Galaxy Fonblet 5.8" - will be released in Europe in a white colour variant running Jelly Bean. 

The Fonblet -- we're a little iffy on the name, as we expect you are -- is said to have the same 960 x 540 LCD AMOLED display that is featured on the Galaxy Player 5.8 available in South Korea. 

Samsung shocked the world with the introduction of its 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2, which sold three million units in a little over a month. We wonder how customers will perceive the Fonblet's even larger screen.

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It's not clear if the Fonblet will be announced at MWC in late February along with the Galaxy S IV and 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet. 

Whatever the announcements may be, Pocket-lint will be covering the show in full force.

What do you think of a 5.8-inch handset?