Is the Samsung Hit a Padfone type device?
What makes this even a bit plausible is a recent trademark awarded to Samsung for a device called the Samsung Hit. The trademark application has the device listed under the smartphone and tablet computer categories. And earlier this year, Samsung received a patent relating to a smartphone docked to a tablet. Sound familiar?
Maybe the different variations of the SM-G900 series prove to be something else, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 in plastic and metallic versions. Or the Samsung Galaxy S5 in international and regional variations. But just perhaps it is the Samsung Hit, which would consist of a smartphone and a tablet with a rear dock. Like the Padfone, the user would slip the handset into the tablet dock to power the slate.
Surely we will know more after CES 2014 next month.
Is Samsung about to release a device similar to the Asus Padfone
1. M-G900F wears a 1080 x 1920screen for AnTuTu
2. SM-G900S has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 on GFX
3. Samsung Hit is trademarked
4. Samsung receives patent for Padfone-like tablet dock
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
source: KopenGalaxyS5 (translated)
2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
I'm not a fan of Samsung, but isn't that what all companies do, including Apple?
11. Arman (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)
the problem is, samsung patent is awfully similar to padfone design.. I don't care more companies make this form factor(it's the only way for growth of this specific market and better R&D for it) but ethically samsung must somehow give credit to asus for their idea(at least for being first to produce an actual product)
13. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
True, but I don't think Toshiba, Sony & co. gave much credit to Asus for their Transformer style tablets either.
23. Dante216 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
Then Asus must somehow give credit to Motorola for it's laptop docks they had that made the Motorola Droid Bionic transform from a tablet to a laptop. Samsung only has a reputation for copying because of Apple's patent trolling. They do nothing different from any other company, including Apple themselves.
24. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
that's a stupid comment, because that means every company is sh*t because they copied Phablets from Samsung, so don't make this a big deal
when other companies copied Samsung's Phablet category nobody bats an eye
but when Samsung copies everyone loses their minds
32. tmcr7 (Posts: 154; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
Did ASUS give credit to Samsung for the Fonepad Note 6?
19. SleepingOz (unregistered)
OMG! Call the cops!
Seriously, do haters like you even use their brains before posting stupid comments. Does your phone support MP3? OMG! Sony copied Samsung! Because Samsung was the first oem to introduce MP3 supported phones. Does it have a camera? Sharp did it first, so basically everyone copied Sharp, right? And it goes on and on.
Grow the f up!
30. johnbftl (Posts: 191; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)
The first camera phone to be released was the Sanyo 5300 for Sprint. Not anything by Sharp.
31. SleepingOz (unregistered)
The first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, the J-SH04, made by Sharp.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J-SH04)
The Sanyo 5300 was only announced 2years later.
Get your freaking facts right!
3. Fuego84 (Posts: 268; Member since: 13 May 2012)
If Samsung does make a padphone copy I'd buy it right away and it would be my first Samsung device, phone and tablet.
4. Kuroki (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)
lol...that's why samsung is always getting sued by apple
8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5400; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Suing is not Asus's game, so Asus won't sue Samsung. I hope. Because I've never seen Asus sue other companies.
15. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
asians just compete with each other. they dont have time for childsplay (aka suing)
5. wilsong17 (Posts: 893; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
go samsung at least they the only making stuff for the future
6. AstronautJones (Posts: 262; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Actually, the Atrix docking was before the padfone. If you think Samsung is copying, think it would have to be copying Motorola.
21. o0Exia0o (Posts: 356; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
Just to be clear the Atrix docked in to a laptop base not a tablet and the way that it docked is totally different than what Asus did with their padfone which was a phone that is inserted into a tablets back.
7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5400; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Samsung Hit? Samsung Galaxy TabFone sounds much better. lol
9. kamejoko (Posts: 108; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
i don't like Padfone. It's a waste of money. If phone lost or you don't want anymore and want upgrade or sell. That's mean your tablet dock can't be use. and price pay for Padfone nearly buy 1 smartphone + 1 tablet. Bad idea.
16. user996 (Posts: 181; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
that is for old, first and second gen padfones. padfone infiniti can be upgraded. one has s600 newer has s800. dock is same and can be used for both.even though my padfone 2 is old, it's user says it is awesome concept and your are stuck in time
22. o0Exia0o (Posts: 356; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
Haters like this will hate man. Just wait till Apple does this too then it will be a world changer!
20. SleepingOz (unregistered)
You missed the opportunity to make an intelligent comment, again!
26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This isn't copying, this is a form factor, and you can't copy a form factor. The design patent is questionable, but I see nothing wrong with this new product otherwise.
17. Mrmark (Posts: 139; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Just wait until Apple does something similar ! Innovative
18. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
photo 4, phone looks weird with ears..flapping out.
28. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
This would be a good idea for Samsung, but Id like to have Asus bring the PadFone to the US. Id by one, especially if its the 5" smartphone with the tablet to dock it to
29. andrewlg1990 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)
Could the tablet screen possibly be the 10" super amloed Sammy has been working on?
33. scansler (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Since we are all whining about who copied whom, everyone seems to forget Dell is the first to introduce the Tablet Phone with the Streak5 and everyone hated it. I loved mine. It was thin, good battery, great screen size (for the time) and it came with a car dock (for gps usage) and a second battery. I would probably still have it if I didn't drop it in the sink.