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Samsung Galaxy Note concept pushes the definition of "phablet"

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:50

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...

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posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:55 19

1. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

I want this.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:26 1

27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Me too. Maybe in time for 2013 shopping season?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:35 1

29. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:37 2

58. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 14:54

33. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 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

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:59 3

50. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 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what specs should be on this Galaxy Note X. Why don't you go tell your royal Apple to make an iPhone that isn't outdated spec wise upon release date.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 21:12

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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:21 1

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!).

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 23:31

66. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:57 1

2. flyboy21 (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Aug 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"

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:04 6

6. cfprelude (Posts: 139; Member since: 27 Oct 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.....

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:16 1

9. spookytj (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Sep 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

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:39 1

59. Phaze0085 (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Sep 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:59 6

3. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:47

40. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 17:40

60. Phaze0085 (Posts: 115; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:01 8

4. beillax (Posts: 24; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

This phone has a sweet design!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:39 1

48. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

and made of plastic... !

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:01 6

5. jamhet13 (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Feb 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:11

8. yousef8824 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:20 1

10. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Erica...you made me erotic :)

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:21 4

11. newuser1 (Posts: 276; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:23

12. smallworld (Posts: 503; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

*cough* Dell Streak *cough*

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:24 2

13. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:25 1

14. MrWilli5 (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

this phone is so godly

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:25 1

15. CreeDiddy (Posts: 957; Member since: 04 Nov 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:56 1

42. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:12 1

43. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 13:33 1

16. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 16:13 1

44. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

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

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