The strength of phablets, which had been making clear in recent months seems to have multiplied in recent days, in which we have not stopped hearing from the presentations we expect for the CES 2013 in Las Vegas (including some recent additions time), while rumors have proliferated big companies who might dare to venture into this controversial territory. We present a collection of most interesting phablets we expect to see this newly begun 2013 but, surely, over the years know new projects.
Formerly known as Sony Yuga, is one of those who arrive at CES 2012. As most of which there present, will display Full HD processor and mounted as the Snapdragon S4 Pro. From what we know so far the price will be around 650 euros and between their specific technologies are OptiContrast (for reduce glare) and resistance to water and dust.
ZTE Grand S
Another phablets we expect to see at the CES 2013 is the ZTE Grand S, highlight in principle, for its price, which is expected to be below 400 euros. However, its specs are up: no lack or display Full HD, or the processor Snapdragon S4 Pro. Anything highlight else besides the price? Yes, because it will be the thinnest smartphone of the market, with a thickness of less than 7 mm.
Huawei Ascend Mate
If anything stands the Huawei Ascend Mate is its size as its screen 6.1 inches has been much talk and skepticism abounds regarding their comfort (and that has come to speak of the company could be in the oven another phablet over 8 inches). Its technical specifications, however, are beyond dispute: screen Full HD, quad-core processor 1.8 GHz and a powerful battery of 4000 mAh. We will see also in the CES 2013.
LG Optimus G2
One of the latest additions to CES 2013 in Las Vegas and the company’s second foray into the industry after more discreet Vu 2 Optimus, there appears the Optimus G2, a priori, as a much more interesting device. Although the Koreans seem to be keeping the secret well before the presentation, we do know as it will have, as one would expect, screen Full HD and take it inside the Snapdragon S4 Prime. In a few days we will know more.
The bet of Samsung is to expand the market of Galaxy Note 2 devices competing with low-cost. Probably, this is the least attractive phablet regarding technical specifications (resolution of 800 x 480, dual-core processor 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM), so its success will depend largely on the price with it hits the market. Still no news about it, but we will look.
The HTC Deluxe seems to have become the benchmark for other companies: to be the first of its kind to see the light, its technical specifications have become something of a standard which should provide phablet to compete with Galaxy Note II. Do not be surprised if we tell you that these are precisely screen Full HD, processor Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2 GB of RAM. Although it was enjoyed in much of Asia and the U.S., there continue pending its arrival in Europe, which will certainly take place this year.
Galaxy Note III
It has already entered in the field of speculation, although it is very risky to wait and to see the third generation of pioneer phablets in this year. Undoubtedly, Samsung is facing a major challenge if it is to continue to stand out above the others as it has done, view the spectacular specs of phablets that will be launched this year, although the Koreans do not usually have problems to get it. There are rumors, so far few, but a few weeks ago came reports that the screen size could increase to the 6.3 inches.
Following speculation, another major company which is rumored to put a phablet could be in the market of this year, is Nokia of Finland. Given that there are already reports that they will launch their own tablet, it seems so strange that dare with Lumia seems larger and, in fact, there is already a prototype. If confirmed it would be quite interesting as it may be the first phablet with Windows 8.
The crown jewel of the rumors regarding phablets we could know in 2013 certainly is speculation about the possibility that we will see a maxi version of the iPhone. Recently rumors have been uncovered about the possibility that Apple diversify the supply of its iconic smartphone in order to address the growing threat of Samsung. There quite agree that a mini iPhoni is a very real possibility, and less about any model with screen 5 inches or more, but in light of phablets avalanche that come to compete with high-end devices, not absolutely disposable.