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Samsung Galaxy Note concept pushes the definition of "phablet"

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A "phablet" is supposed to be a device that lingers in the space between around 5" and 6.5", where the device is too big for most people to use as a day-to-day phone, but too small to excel at tablet-centric tasks. So far, "phablets" have stayed in the lower end of that range, but a new Galaxy Note concept wants to push farther.

Samsung Galaxy Note concept pushes the definition of "phablet"
The concept was created by Erica Yusim, and employs the newest craze in smartphone rumors: an edge-to-edge screen with no bezel. Regardless of the functional issues that would need to be sorted out, the rumor mill does seem hell-bent on killing bezels. The concept, dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Note X, features a 6.3" Super AMOLED Plus 1080p display, along with other dreamy specs like a 2GHz quad-core Cortex A15, 3GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera, 3MP front camera, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.0, a 4000 mAh battery, and Android 5.0. 

We have to give it to Erica, when she designs a concept phone, she goes all out into the land of imagination. Of course, specs aside, we're not sure that a 6.3" display could really still be considered a "phablet", because there really isn't so much "phone" to mix in. A device that big would only fit in a cargo pocket or a handbag. We tend to define "mobile" as something that you can easily carry with you at all times, and "portable" as something that can be carried, but takes more effort (like a 10" tablet or laptop), so the Note X is pushing out of the "mobile" realm and into the "portable" realm, for us. 

What do you all think?

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posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:55 19

1. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I want this.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:26 1

27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Me too. Maybe in time for 2013 shopping season?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:35 1

29. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


At the pace that andriod is moving I wouldn't doubt something similar by next summer.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:37 2

58. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Aye, Android moves at a fast pace, but it is also necessary to see what harm might be done when things are done in a hurry. Processors need time to develop, and the manufacturers need to think deep. With the above mentioned specifications, it will be hard to put it in one compact device just yet... But since it is already designed, it won't be far off from now.
Though i would still prefer a more compact and powerful 4.3 incher, this won't be a bad thing to own.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:54

33. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Apple_Royally loves this! But it should be 128GB SSD. 4GB RAM DDR3 RAM. MALI QUAD-CORE. A15 3.0 GHZ QUAD-CORE. instead of Rounded corners should be edge-2-edge cut. 450 PPI. 5.5 inch screen. Price $900 dollars

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:59 3

50. Fuego84 (Posts: 259; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Okay wait you're most probably an ifanboy and you're tell an android maker , Sumsung, what specs should be on this Galaxy Note X. Why don't you go tell your royal Apple to make an iPhone that isn't outdated spec wise upon release date.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 21:12

63. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


This thing isn't a laptop. Go buy a laptop if you need these specs, quad-core, 128GB SSD, 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:21 1

46. metalpoet (unregistered)


Okay thats my dream phone right there but it probably will not come out until at least 2-3 years from now. Once again that phone has some fantastic specs to it(especially the quad core and 16mp camera if a phone like that will ever come out in amaerica!).

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 23:31

66. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


How big is the actual phone compared with the note 2 I know the screen is 6.3 but with edge to edge is the device as small as the note in actual size. If you put edge to edge on the note 2 how big can you make the screen is what I am really wanting too know

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:57 1

2. flyboy21 (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


put i never understood why the name "phablet" because it's not a phone and a tablet it's a smartphone and a tablet so why not "smartlet"

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:04 6

6. cfprelude (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


i dont WANT to pick on your logic but i feel a need to. a tablet already has all the "smartphone" features except the ability to make calls and mobile size...... so really its a tablet and a "dumb phone" or just "phone" together and hence the "phablet" was born.....

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:16 1

9. spookytj (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


I have been thinking that since another word for tablet is slate, we could call it a micro slate...sounds better than phablet anyway

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:39 1

59. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I wouldnt even call it a Phablet. It just a really big, awesome phone. But I really dont care what its called as long as its released.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:59 6

3. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Well, there is a limit to all the good things. We are talking about a phone that does not fit in your pocket.

The specs are sexy, but that is not what defines user expierience.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:47

40. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


This. I'm a sucker for really big screens and lots of features in my phones (which is probably why I don't have an iPhone), but this is way too big. Just... no. Uh uh.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:40

60. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


True, but whats the big deal with putting it in your back pocket?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:01 8

4. beillax (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


This phone has a sweet design!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:39 1

48. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


and made of plastic... !

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:01 6

5. jamhet13 (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


I want one also. I had the original Note for a while, now I have the GS3. Waiting to get a Note II now.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:11

8. yousef8824 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


hahahahah

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:20 1

10. jove39 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Erica...you made me erotic :)

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:21 4

11. newuser1 (Posts: 89; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


good design but 6.3" would be a bit too big.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:23

12. smallworld (Posts: 427; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


*cough* Dell Streak *cough*

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:24 2

13. Zero0 (Posts: 570; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Personally, a 5", maybe 5.5" bezel-less phone sounds good. Phablets at 5-5.5" are too big to be practical. The point of going edge-to-edge is to have a large screen without a giant phone. Up the screen size, and you kill the benefit. Yes, you have a larger screen, but no one ever complained that phablet screens aren't big enough. People have complained that the devices themselves are huge.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:25 1

14. MrWilli5 (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


this phone is so godly

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:25 1

15. CreeDiddy (Posts: 220; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


"6.3" Super AMOLED Plus 1080p display, along with other dreamy specs like a 2GHz quad-core Cortex A15, 3GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera, 3MP front camera, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.0, a 4000 mAh battery, and Android 5.0."

Hmm...let's see for price point of $499 and not $249. We aren't even in need of 2GB of RAM let alone 1GB of RAM. With Cloud technology available 128GB isn't necessary. Added expense to the consumer. 16MP for what? The battery I can see as being a benefit.

The Note2 hasn't even released yet. What is happening is that FanAdroid's are pointing to websites and persuading buyers away from iPhone's to capture Android's interest. These tactics are getting old.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:56 1

42. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Cloud is like willingly letting yourself be held hostage for life. I would never push any data to cloud as pushing/retrieving all have costs.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:12 1

43. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's also calling for Android 5.0 which likely won't be released until next summer or fall. 2GB of RAM is nice on a tablet, and this is shifting more towards that territory.

Perfectly reasonable comment for your first two paragraphs though. The third one earns you a warning though.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:33 1

16. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Now this is what I call innovation.

I knew there is a God - the great creator. He is called Samsung.

Tell me where it will be available and I am going to queue already today.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:13 1

44. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2649; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Of course the creator of this design is called Erica, not God, or Samsung...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:36

57. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


All please accept my sincere apology.
I think I got this all wrong. I got too excited with design and specs that I did not read the main article properly. Sorry Michael.
I understand now that this is just a concept. Is Erica not Samsung's employee? Who it's it?
Will make sure to read more properly before posting next time.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:50

19. jibraihimi (Posts: 656; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Just rest assured we aren't going to see such premier designed smartphone, which has premium materials in it, in any samsung phones........... If they use premium materials in their phones then they will loose chunk of their profit..................

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:55 1

20. cncrim (Posts: 459; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I'm using a note right now and loving it for the screen size but little big for one hand ....... ilove samsung try to push to the limit but 4.5 to 5 inches is best size aymore than that is crazy.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:59

22. cncrim (Posts: 459; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I love the same spec squeeze it on the present note 3gb ram and fat battery.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:55 1

21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2099; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


This concept is great & all, but I doubt that even the Galaxy Note 3 will be able match this spec for spec. Kind of makes this concept pointless. We can all already imagine this without someone having to draw a picture of it for us.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:05

23. bayhuy (Posts: 285; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Looks ugly to me...sorry...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:12

24. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


if we could see a note 2 sized device with the biggest possible edge to edge screen, thatd be the business.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:14

25. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


potential but something tells me this would never come to light. The beauty of designers is that we get to dream.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:17

26. xtremesv (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


It would be nice to have zero bezel but it's not practical for people with spongy hands. Even now if I grab my GS3 strong enough I can accidentally touch the screen. I don't doubt someone would eventually patent a solution for that though.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:32

28. Damac71nina (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Irrelevant to the article, made a discovery on play store. Anybody that likes busta rhymes I suggest downloading the new album Year Of The Dragon now because it's free and it's pretty dope, wish I had that note 2 to bump it on lol

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:40

31. Cesar (Posts: 125; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


i agree with the powerfull device! it is wonderfull!!! the GPU, camera, HD display!
but the problem it is 6.3" it is BAD! just like a tablet instead of smartphone! the right is the 4.5 to 4.8" not HIGHER!!!!!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:47

32. McLTE (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


What do I think? SLOW NEWS DAY!

What is the definition of a Phablet.. as far as I know it's a phone that's so big, it doubles a tablet.. so part phone, part tablet.

How can you say it's not really much phone anymore? Does it still make calls? Then it's part phone.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:20 1

35. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1197; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Mommy... I WANT!!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:39

38. paulyyd (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Yawn.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:53

41. tokuzumi (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Let's hope this just stays a concept. It's cool, and the specs are nice, but my Galaxy Nexus is the largest phone I want to own. My favorite phone I've ever owned, with relation to size, was the Nexus S. It had a large (for its time) screen, and was actually a rather compact device.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:17

45. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


If they can manage to put these internals on a smaller device, wheeeew man the market is going to be in some serious pain lol.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:23

47. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


keep on dreaming!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:04

51. Fuego84 (Posts: 259; Member since: 13 May 2012)


I think that clothing companies should start making bigger pockets! Problem solved it's not that big it still fits in my pockets.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:05

52. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


6.3 inch would kill third.
5.5 inches with these specs and design would hit the sweet spot and become the ultimate handheld pocketable gadget.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:29

55. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I would absolutely love a Phablet that size, that would be awesome. I hope Samsung actually makes a phablet that size.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:34

56. luxzy801 (Posts: 134; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)


It doesnt look bad at all, however, I think its too early to come out with something that huge. They should push the original spec SGN for a bit and then once they get to the top, drop this in and it should go good, otherwise, its going to sink.
The best example of this is the HTC Advantage X7500 series, great "phablet", but too early to really get moving much, and it died without anyone knowing what it was...

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:44

61. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


As much as I would love to see this beast now or even in the next month or so, I agree with what you say. Maybe the Note 3 should be the Note X or maybe it should be a side project. I mean, after you make it with a 6'3" screen, it doesnt have to get bigger after that. They can just improve the specs on it.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 20:55

62. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I'm not a big Samsung fan but damn....that's a sweet-ass looking phone.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 21:18

64. korean411 (Posts: 40; Member since: 04 May 2009)


the screen size is most likely the problem. i see the screen size about 5.7ish mark. and i hope it is 3gb of ram but considering that 2gb ram is not hitting the market i assume the ram will say the same but the camera will be over 8 i see 10mp not 16 and as for the fron facing camera i can see 3 but realisticly i think it would be 2. the 2ghz quad core can happen in my opinion. 128gb memory is good but the problem is that 64gb phones hasn't really sold that well since most phones that samsung makes has a sd card slots, and the dual speaks looks good as well. the battery i want it will last for days lolz. Since this is a concept it is nice on what we are going to expect from the galaxy note within the year or 2, but first comes first android 5.0 keylime pie needs to come out first.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 22:22

65. Gaytor (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Too big. Note is it!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 23:37

67. BigBoss10 (Posts: 214; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


whatever its size I will buy this beast!!! SAMSUNG FOREVER!!! :D

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 00:04

68. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Seems as powerful as a notebook. Wish you were real concept! :'(

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:10

69. ahmedra2ol (Posts: 27; Member since: 01 Mar 2011)


SHUT UP AND TAKE MY f**kIN MONEEEEYYY :D :P

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