As blogged by us earlier, year 2013 could be the year of big smartphones or phablets as the most popular phrase to describe any smartphone having 5 inch or bigger screen. The phablet terminology was made popular by Samsung by introducing Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II range of smartphones. The latest version of Galaxy Note II features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.
Samsung has been the trend-setters of the big screen smartphones and many handsets manufacturers like LG and recently Huawei have showcased their Ascend Mate phablet in the recently concluded CES in Las Vegas. This phablet of Huawei sports a 6.1-inch IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen.
To take this journey of big screen smartphone ahead, Samsung is rumoured to be working on Galaxy Note III having bigger screen than its Galaxy Note II. As per a news report in The Korea Times, Samsung Galaxy Note III will sport a 6.3-inch screen and may be powered by recently announced Exynos 5 Octa processor. However, the report does not mention any other specifications of the new device.
The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Processor was recently showcased by the company at the CES 2013. It is an eight-core processor that is expected to power tablets and high-end smartphones. Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S IV, is widely expected to sport the same processor.
With the latest developments of smartphones becoming bigger and bigger, one can infer that smartphones making companies are bent upon narrowing down the difference between a smartphone and tablet. If you have smartphone of 6.3 inch in your hand then what is the need of having tablet of 7 inches. Majority of the tablet applications cane be performed on big screen smartphones and hence the rush for bigger screens. Can we say that it is beginning for end of tablet? To be frank, it is premature to say so, but the future of much-hyped tablets would not be as bright as it is now!