Samsung Galaxy Note concept pushes the definition of "phablet"

Samsung Galaxy Note concept pushes the definition of
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.

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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1. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I want this.

27. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Me too. Maybe in time for 2013 shopping season?

29. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

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

58. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

33. Apple_Royally_

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 15, 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

50. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 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.

63. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

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!).

66. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 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

2. flyboy21

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 27, 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"

6. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 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.....

9. spookytj

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 17, 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

59. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

3. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 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.

40. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

60. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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

4. beillax

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

This phone has a sweet design!

48. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

and made of plastic... !

5. jamhet13

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 20, 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.

8. yousef8824

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

hahahahah

10. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Erica...you made me erotic :)

11. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

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

12. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

*cough* Dell Streak *cough*

13. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

14. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

this phone is so godly

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

42. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

43. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

16. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

44. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

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