Is the Samsung Hit a Padfone type device?

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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34 Comments

33. scansler

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

29. andrewlg1990

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

Could the tablet screen possibly be the 10" super amloed Sammy has been working on?

28. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

photo 4, phone looks weird with ears..flapping out.

17. Mrmark

Posts: 430; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Just wait until Apple does something similar ! Innovative

14. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Samsung the copy cat has struck agiain!

20. SleepingOz unregistered

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

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

27. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

like nokia copied touchscreen phone

9. kamejoko

Posts: 257; Member since: Nov 10, 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: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 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: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Haters like this will hate man. Just wait till Apple does this too then it will be a world changer!

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung Hit? Samsung Galaxy TabFone sounds much better. lol

12. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S-Tab

6. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 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: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 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.

5. wilsong17 unregistered

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

10. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Asus did it first.

4. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

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

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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

3. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 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.

1. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

samcopy is going to copy again -_-

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

I'm not a fan of Samsung, but isn't that what all companies do, including Apple?

11. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 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: Sep 14, 2013

True, but I don't think Toshiba, Sony & co. gave much credit to Asus for their Transformer style tablets either.

23. Dante216

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 18, 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: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 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

34. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Dell Had the first one btw

32. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

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