Oh Yeah, It's A 'Phablet'! Samsung's 7-Inch Galaxy Tab Q Breaks Cover In China

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 sense of what the Galaxy Tab Q is all about. It's for people who simply can't find a big enough smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Q

A 1.2GHz quad-core processor powers the device. There's no mention of how much RAM is inside, though it does sport an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, microSD card slot, USB 2.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC support, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 3,200 mAh battery.

The Galaxy Tab Q measures 191.8mm (H) x 99.7mm (W) x 8.9mm (D) and weighs 250g. For the sake of comparison, the Galaxy Note 3 measures 151.2mm (H) x 79.2mm (W) x 8.3mm (D) and weighs 168g.