Smaller screened tablets losing business to larger screened smartphones
posted by Alan F. / Jul 09, 2014, 2:04 PM
Shipments of Tablets with display sizes ranging from 7 inches to 7.9 inches, are being affected by the pick-up in demand for smartphones with screens measuring 5.5 inches and higher. Last year, the smaller screened tablets peaked with 58% of the overall tablet market. That figure will continue to decline, estimates NPD Display Search, until 2018. That is when shipments of 8 inch to 10.9 inch tablets will surpass shipments of 7 inch to 7.9 inch slates.
NPD Display Search VP Hisakazu Torii says that unless tablet manufacturers can come up with new uses for the product, the consumer replacement cycle will continue to lengthen beyond the current one to two years that tablet makers have been seeing. NPD Display Search sees the 14% year-over-year growth in tablet shipments dropping down to single-digit growth by 2017. By 2018, tablets with 11 inch screens and higher, will make up more than 10% of the tablet market.
source: NPDDisplaySearch via AndriodCentral
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The new nexus 7 is late. Maybe that's why
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 2:07 PM 0
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Nah. Phablets are killing that market. No sense in having a 5.5/5.7 inch phone and a 7 inch tablet, especially with android as both tablet and phone run the same apps.
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 2:12 PM 2
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"iOS screen size is getting larger as well." If the iP6XL ships with the rumored 5.5 inch screen, that places Apple's phablet right in the middle of phablet territory of about 2 years ago. Better late than never for Apple fans who have been envious of the Android phablet community.
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 3:49 PM 0
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I hate these phablets.They look ridiculous & make no sense. Seriously,4' is just perfect, ok 4.3' for those bragging about having gorilla hands. But these 5 to 5.5'? Dafuq
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 2:39 PM 1
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Ehh... If you are tall and have big hands, those bigger phones are nice. My Z2 has 5.2" screen and I'm 5'9", I have to say it might be a bit big. However, I love the size when I reading through websites.
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 3:28 PM 0
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"I love the size when I reading through websites." +1. 6 inches at HD resolution would be ideal for website reading. 5.7 inches with QHD would probably work as well. Which is why I am hoping the Note 4 is spec'd as the rumor mill is claiming it will be. Perfect all-around phone for me.
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 3:52 PM 0
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I'm up there with you sir. Anything above 4" for me is a tad too much. I know a lot of people don't share the same preference but I'm content with a compact phone. I'm a relatively tall person if it matters and I'm actually considering not upgrading to the next iphone because of this. I can still do a lot of things with the 5S so I can easily sit this one out.
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 3:29 PM 0
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So far my iPhone 5S is compact enough to carry in my pocket, the only down side is the screen size when it comes to web browsing and reading emails. Although, I'm not using my phone to read a novel, so I can't complain. A 4.7-inch iPhone is still ok. But beyond that, I might as well get an iPad Air while I'm at it.
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 4:11 PM 0
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Well makes sense especially if those tablets are 7". I mean if you got a "phablet" devices which are 5.5"-6" then is there really a point getting a tablet thats 7". I personally think 8" is the right spot for a mini tab.
posted on Jul 09, 2014, 4:28 PM 0
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