Best new phablets: coming soon to a store near you

Best new phablets: coming soon to a store near you
The IFA expo in Berlin is in full swing still, but most of the important phone announcements are already behind us, so we can do some roundup-ing  of what was revealed, and is ready to hit the shelves in a few short weeks in most cases. The biggest trend we noticed is, you guessed it, the tendency towards bigger and bigger screens.

While a year ago the average screen size of the phones announced might have been hovering way below the 5" mark, now 5-inchers are considered the norm, and a bunch of the handsets revealed got filed in the 5"+ category, with a few 6-inchers making the rounds, too. We don't know if and when this tendency will stop, as those phone sizes are becoming ridiculous to handle and carry already, but, as Huawei's chief eloquently put it: "big-screen phones are a hit in Asia because of all the online gaming there, but we feel that Europe is now ready for large phones as well." 

That's why we are rounding up a few of the most prominent big-screen and phablet handsets that were present at this year's IFA expo, to gauge how the average screen diagonal has been inflated since last year.

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10 Comments

1. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Still hanging out for a z3 ultra or a 6.5" phablet

2. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

i had the z ultra goodle play edition and i loved every inch of it (no homo) but i dont know if they will bring it back out, since the z3 tablet compact looks to also double as a phone

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Z3 or Z4 ultra in 2015.... I hope between 5.5 to 6

8. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Z3 ultra, 4GB RAM, 6.5 inch 2k screen with thin bezels, sd 810 running android L

10. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Yes please

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 4 has no competition.

5. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

No wonder since it's also the most expensive.

6. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The Ascent Mate 7 sure looks interesting - coming from a huge Note 4 (edge) fan! The question is.. will it be available on Verizon??

7. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

No HTC Desire 820? It definitely deserves to be mentioned since it has 5.5" display and first octa-core 64-bit SoC!

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 4's Exynos 5433 has a 64-bit octa-core processor...dot.

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