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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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