Items tagged with phablet

September's shaping up to be a busy month in mobile. That's because Apple is expected to launch its next iPhone model on September 9, and almost a full week beforehand, Samsung's Unpacked launch event is scheduled to take place on September 3, which it will hold in Beijin, Berlin, and New York at the same time. It's very likely Samsung will use the event as a launchpad for its Galaxy Note 4, though we may already know the full spec sheet. Erafone, an online retailer in Indonesia, has already made live a product page for the Galaxy Note 4, which it currently shows as being out of stock. It's very... Read more...
As Apple continues to hammer out manufacturing logistics with TSMC and contends with delays related to the much hyped semi-sapphire crystal glass material that we're still hoping makes it onto the iPhone 6, Samsung is apparently gearing up to launch its next-generation Galaxy Note 4 in Berlin on September 3, 2014. That's according to Samsung's top-tier local parts suppliers, Korea Times reports. Samsung is said to be in a rush to launch the Galaxy Note 4 ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 line, the latter of which is expected to attract unprecedented demand in the mobile space. Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 will... Read more...
Samsung's unspoken philosophy of "Go big or go home" has never been more evident than with the Galaxy Tab Q that just broke cover on the company's Chinese language portal. Officially, Samsung is calling this thing a tablet, and with a 7-inch high-definition 720p (1280x720) display, we wouldn't argue the claim. However, you can slide the Galaxy Tab Q next to your face and make phone calls with it, which throws it into phablet waters. Think of it as a bigger version of the Galaxy Note 3. Alternately, imagine putting Google's Nexus tablet next to your noggin and making phone calls and you'll get a... Read more...
Smartphones that are the roughly the size of Texas don't exactly dominate the handset category, but there's certainly an audience for so-called phablet devices. Hence why HTC launched the One Max last year, a bigger sized version of the One and the foil to Samsung's popular Galaxy Note family. This year HTC was supposed follow up the release of its One M8 with the One M8 Prime, but it looks like those plans have been scrapped. "If you were salty at having purchased an HTC One (M8) when news of the M8 Prime hit, prepare to feel vindicated: development on Prime has been suspended indefinitely," Twitter... Read more...
LG’s new G Flex smartphone is the “world’s first curved flexible smartphone” according to the company. We’ve seen smartphones that have curved bodies before, but this is the first smartphone to feature a display and battery that are curved as well. LG claims the curved design of the G Flex is optimized for the average face to provide better call and sound volume quality. For users who are going to put the phone in their back pocket, the curved shape of the phone also makes it fit more comfortably. In addition to its curved form, there’s one other very noticeable... Read more...
LG’s new G Flex smartphone is the “world’s first curved flexible smartphone” according to the company. We’ve seen smartphones that have curved bodies before, but this is the first smartphone to feature a display and battery that are curved as well. LG claims the curved design of the G Flex is optimized for the average face to provide better call and sound volume quality. For users who are going to put the phone in their back pocket, the curved shape of the phone also makes it fit more comfortably. In addition to its curved form, there’s one other very... Read more...
We all want more from our smartphones. Whether it’s more screen real estate, more battery life, a better camera, or more storage for pictures, videos, and games, it seems there’s always something we could use more of from our phones. Manufacturers are constantly striving to deliver the best device, touting the areas in which they’ve provided “more.” HTC designed its One Max with demanding users in mind. This smartphone boasts “more screen size, more camera, more everything” according to the company. With its 5.9-inch screen and 3300mAh battery, the One... Read more...
We all want more from our smartphones. Whether it’s more screen real estate, more battery life, a better camera, or more storage for pictures, videos, and games, it seems there’s always something we could use more of from our phones. Manufacturers are constantly striving to deliver the best device, touting the areas in which they’ve provided “more.” HTC designed its One Max with demanding users in mind. This smartphone boasts “more screen size, more camera, more everything” according to the company. With its 5.9-inch screen and 3300mAh battery, the... Read more...
Surprised? Don't be. While HP's foray into the smartphone world didn't work out so well after acquiring Palm, the company has often spoke of getting back into that universe when the time was right. Evidently, 2014 may be "the time." A new report suggests that HP may be on the warpath back into the mobile space, but in a slightly different capacity than before. And, considering the rampant competition going on in mobile, that's probably not such a bad thing. The company will purportedly reveal new 6" and 7" phablets early next year, and while they'll primarily be aimed at emerging markets, there... Read more...
When you've got a good thing going, why change it? That's the mantra that Samsung is abiding by, as it continues to milk its longstanding Galaxy line with yet another new addition. The company's latest is the Galaxy Grand 2, a "compact" smartphone that borrows the high-brow faux-leather back from the Note III. Comically, "compact" seems to be a fine definition of a 5.25" (1280x720) widescreen display. So long as that screen suits the bill, you'll be interested to know that there's a quad-core 1.2GHz processor on the inside, a 2,600mAh battery (good for up to 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of... Read more...
When so-called "phablets" first emerged -- those devices that are bigger than your typical smartphone but smaller than a tablet -- there was a question mark surrounding whether or not consumers would snatch these things up. Well, Samsung keeps proving that there's a market for smartphones with ginormous touchscreen displays, further proof of which comes from sales of the company's Galaxy Note 3 device. Samsung said it has sold more than 5 million Galaxy Note 3 devices since its launch a month ago. That's the quickest a Galaxy Note device has ever reached that many sales. It took Samsung around... Read more...
Whether you’re a fan of oversized smartphones or not, it’s clear that they are here to stay. When Samsung initially released the first Galaxy Note, many of us in the industry looked at it a little sideways and wondered what the designers at Samsung were thinking. The original Galaxy Note seemed simply gargantuan next to virtually every other device available at the time and it was somewhat comical to see such a large device perched next to someone’s ear when they were making a call. The Note had a transformative effect on the smartphone industry, however. Yes, it was large. But... Read more...
Whether you’re a fan of oversized smartphones or not, it’s clear that they are here to stay. When Samsung initially released the first Galaxy Note, many of us in the industry looked at it a little sideways and wondered what the designers at Samsung were thinking. The original Galaxy Note seemed simply gargantuan next to virtually every other device available at the time and it was somewhat comical to see such a large device perched next to someone’s ear when they were making a call. The Note had a transformative effect on the smartphone industry, however. Yes, it was large. But... Read more...
There’s another Windows Phone update coming down the pike in the next few months, and among several new features, Microsoft’s Darren Laybourn noted in a blog post that the update is designed in part to make use of larger screens such as those found on phablets. “So the new update paves the way for future Windows Phone devices with 5- and 6-inch touch screens,” he wrote. “The larger, 1080p HD displays on these devices will make Windows Phone even more personal—for example by sporting jumbo-sized Start screens with room for six Live Tiles across instead of four.”... Read more...
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