I'm sure the case makers can adapt. Might cost a little more, but would be mostly secured with a lip over the top and bottom and then perhaps flared a bit on the sides to avoid covering the screen.
Reminds me of a question I've been wondering a bit for some time - the main risk is a flat screen landing flush and shattering, when simply a recessed screen (i.e. some rubberized or protective edge around the bezel) might eliminate much of the need for a case.
IMO, this somewhat arbitrary competition to be the thinness and lightest really doesn't add much value to the consumer as we're stuck having to use often bulky, temperamental and/or ill-fitting cases. The Otterbox Defender case is great, but I'm constantly having to re-align or adjust the rubber body glove. I'd love not to need a case, but I drop my phone every once in a while.
How much bigger would this really be vs. the Nexus? The Nexus was 4.65" but had more bezel. The Nexus naked was, IMO, bordering on too big. So I would be ok with this 4.8" monster EXCEPT, like the Nexus, once you put a case on it it's too big and bulky for the pocket.
People who are complaining about how big these new phones are must not realize that all screens are measured diagonally. The difference between a 4.8 and a 4.3 screen is negligible if the bezel is thin. Compare the droid RAZR and the Nexus, they are both roughly the same outer dimensions but with different screen sizes.
Stop *****ing about the size unless you have owned a larger screen. The Nexus fits fine in a pocket and many of us welcome larger screens. Go buy an iphone if you want a small device and stop bashing the awesomeness that will be the GSIII!
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I could care less about the phone being bigger, what my problem with it is and it seems that most everyone skipped this part CERAMIC!! how the hell are you gonna make it out of ceramic? I'm sorry but Sammy already has a horriable build quality, it doesn't matter what the internal goodies are if the outer shell is worthless. IMHO the phone looks fabulous but what good will it be if you drop it for the first time and it shatters into 6 million pieces. I think Sammy needs to put more focus on their outer housings before they super charge the inards.
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Larger screens are better, right?