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Is the Samsung Hit a Padfone type device?

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Is the Samsung Hit a Padfone type device?
Is Samsung working on a device similar to the Asus Padfone? That is the theory of a published report out of the Netherlands. The speculation has popped up following a couple of benchmark tests, a patent award and a trademark application. The first clue is that we have seen benchmark tests for different variations of the SM-G900. The SM-G900F on the AnTuTu benchmark site showed a resolution of 1080 x 1920. On the GFX benchmark, the SM-G900S showed a resolution of 1440 x 2560. So one thought is that the higher resolution is for the tablet screen, and the phone that docks into the slate has a stand-alone FHD resolution.

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.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: KopenGalaxyS5 (translated)

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posted on 27 Dec 2013, 21:09 14

1. luigi0824 (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

samcopy is going to copy again -_-

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 21:46 15

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?

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 23:31 6

11. Arman (Posts: 47; 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)

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 23:42 5

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.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 09:06 2

23. Dante216 (Posts: 32; 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.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 09:28 4

24. ebubekir26 (Posts: 333; 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

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 12:10

34. zekes (Posts: 229; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)

Dell Had the first one btw

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 08:48

32. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

Did ASUS give credit to Samsung for the Fonepad Note 6?

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 05:59 9

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!

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 10:11 1

25. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

+1 to you bro....

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 02:11 1

30. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

The first camera phone to be released was the Sanyo 5300 for Sprint. Not anything by Sharp.

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 06:50

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!

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 21:50 6

3. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; 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.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 21:51 4

4. Kuroki (Posts: 90; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

lol...that's why samsung is always getting sued by apple

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 22:17 1

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; 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.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 01:41 11

15. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

asians just compete with each other. they dont have time for childsplay (aka suing)

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 22:04 3

5. wilsong17 (unregistered)

go samsung at least they the only making stuff for the future

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 22:43 4

10. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 138; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)

Asus did it first.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 22:08 4

6. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; 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.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 07:25 3

21. o0Exia0o (Posts: 901; 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.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 22:13

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Samsung Hit? Samsung Galaxy TabFone sounds much better. lol

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 23:33

12. Lauticol (Posts: 370; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

Samsung Galaxy S-Tab

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 22:40 4

9. kamejoko (Posts: 226; 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.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 03:03 1

16. user996 (Posts: 221; 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

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 07:27 1

22. o0Exia0o (Posts: 901; 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!

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 01:23 4

14. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

Samsung the copy cat has struck agiain!

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 06:18 1

20. SleepingOz (unregistered)

You missed the opportunity to make an intelligent comment, again!

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 11:17

26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 11:36

27. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

like nokia copied touchscreen phone

posted on 28 Dec 2013, 03:34 4

17. Mrmark (Posts: 303; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)

Just wait until Apple does something similar ! Innovative

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