Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Phablet: Half-smartphone, half-tablet. This is a new category of mobile device, with screens that are between 4.6″ and 5.5″. This device is also known as phonelet, tabletphone, tabphone, tweener or super smartphone.
The benefit of a phablet is that it can still fit in a pocket, the chief criterion for phone-like portability, and yet it offers more precious screen real estate than most phones
The best phablet available is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It has a digital pen that seems to be helpful for getting more accurate and precise actions.
One of the chief drivers for phablets is the amount of time we use smartphones for web browsing, reading articles and newspapers on the go. The larger screen sizes make a significant difference to the user’s experience when compared to conventional-sized touchscreens between 3.5 to 4 inches.
Phablets are designed to let us take advantage of features that are available on smartphones now, but that might be hampered by a smaller screen size, such as surfing the web, watching videos, taking photographs, checking online maps,…; Samsung has discovered a new niche, and we will see how it evolves over time.
These notes have been taken from:
- The book Is The Market Ready For A Phablet?, (Forbes).
- The post So what can you do with the Galaxy Note 2 pen, anyway?, (GigaOM).