Posts with tag phablet
LG says they're redefining the curve
LG has just announced the new G Flex 2 smartphone at CES, the successor to last year’s original G Flex. While the smartphone itself likely won’t be revealed for a couple of hours or so, recent rumors imply that that the new smartphone will feature a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
Rumors also peg the G Flex 2 as featuring a now relatively standard sized 5.5-inch display, putting this firmly in the “phablet” category alongside the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note, as well as Google and Motorola’s Nexus 6. According to BGR, LTE-A – which has yet to formally launch in the United States – will also be onboard for models sold in markets that support it. We’ll know more about the LG G Flex 2 soon, and we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we know more.
Confirming our earlier reports, Nokia has today officially announced their October 22nd special event in Abu Dhabi. The invite, which has been sent out to numerous media sources, features a Nokia sailboat sailing close to the Abu Dhabi shore with a large “NOKIA” featured prominently.
Nokia claims that the event will be all about “Innovation Reinvented”, liking pertaining of both the long expected official Nokia tablet – which is said to be a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet with a familiar Lumia-styled design, as well as the 6” Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8 “phablet” smartphone that has leaked in recent days.
We’ll be sure to let you know the latest scoop as it comes in on Nokia’s next (and last?) crop of goodies, so stay tuned.
Source: WP Central
Because the Nokia Lumia 920 wasn't big enough
The Nokia Lumia 920 usually gets laughed at for being as big and as heavy as a tank, but it must be nothing compared to the Nokia Lumia 1520. Leaked in the form of an official looking press shot today, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is apparently an upcoming
Microsoft Nokia made Windows Phone running the latest version of Windows Phone 8. The photo originates from the trustiest source of smartphone leaks around, @evleaks, so we’re pretty sure that what we’re looking at is nothing but legitimate.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to have a 1080p 6-inch AMOLED display with Nokia’s ClearView display technology, a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon processor, and yes – a PureView camera of some sort. It’s not exactly clear what type of camera we’ll be treated to however; recent rumors have suggested that the Lumia 1520 won’t have a 1020 style 40-megapixel shooter, but rather a more disciplined in-between in order to make the Lumia 1520 quite a bit thinner then its 1020 brother.
Now, nothing here’s official, and we have no word on specific availability or pricing just yet – or if plans have at all changed given Nokia’s sale to Microsoft – however we’ll keep you updated on the latest.
Nokia didn’t quite get the phablet thing right with the Lumia 625, so it looks like they’re taking another stab at it. The device, codenamed Bandit, is a 6-inch Lumia shipping later this year with a 1080p screen, quad-core Snapdragon CPU and a 20-megapixel camera. The body is rumored to be made out of polycarbonate plastic and will be a thin-and-light device.
The Bandit is currently being tested at AT&T right now which likely means the Bandit will be yet another AT&T-exclusive phone. Sigh.
Source: The Verge
For giants, or those with giant hands
Looking for an absurdly giant smartphone, but not a big fan of Samsung’s plastic hardware? HTC is certainly hoping so. According to a new report by Mobile Geeks, HTC is planning on releasing a 6-inch variant of their popular HTC One – dubbed the HTC One Max – with a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, and a large and a 3200mAh battery.
Samsung has recently launched their Galaxy Mega line of super mega oversized smartphones even larger than the Galaxy Note series, so it’s clear that there’s some sort of market for these absurdly large handsets. Who’s buying these things, I’ll never know – I find the regular sized HTC One far too large for my normal human sized hands – but hey, if there’s one thing Samsung has proven recently it’s that people want phablets, so more phablets there will be.
Source: Mobile Geeks
Phablet to the extreme
Italian website Digital Day Revolution has posted a few pictures on what appears to be Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0. Although somewhat blurry, they do show a few interesting elements about the device, namely the fact that there’s what appears to be a front-facing camera, light and proximity sensors as well as an earphone built into the top of the device. On the bottom, there’s what appears to be the usual set of capacitive Android phone buttons.
Hardware-wise, the Note 8.0 seems to feature a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of onboard storage expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB, a 4600 mAh battery and a 5 megapixel camera on the back without a flash. It also appears to weigh less than a pound (0.72 pounds to be exact), so your arms shouldn’t get too tired if you hold this thing for extended periods of time.
And now for a little bit of speculation on my part: If those are proximity sensors and if that is an earphone, could this be the largest phablet we’ve ever seen? We’ll see, as there’s talk of the Note 8.0 being officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress this year.
A rumour mill exclusive
If you ask me, Huawei’s 6.1″ smartphone is just too small! Fortunately, there’s rumours that brilliant people over at Sony have a solution: just make it 0.34″ bigger. That’s right, reports are coming in that Sony is going to come out with a 6.44 inch smartphone.
The display itself is 6.44″ as mentioned before, but also supposedly features 1080p resolution. Now, considering the fact that it was first discovered on a Chinese website, it could very well be fake; thus why it is currently classed as a rumour. Even so, don’t you think manufacturers are getting a little out of control here?
Source: The Verge