Phablet. What it is?

You probably have often heard the unusual word “phablet.” And you just won’t guess what it means. But in reality it’s a smartphone with a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches or more. The word phablet itself was formed from two other words: phone (phone) and tablet (tablet).

A few years ago it was difficult to imagine a smartphone the size of a tablet, but since then a lot of water has flowed – such devices have not been surprising for a long time. Do you remember the funny videos where people talked using tablets, applying them to their ears? So, 7-inch phablets today is a reality. Thus, the main feature of the phablet is the diagonal of the screen..

By the way, you will be surprised, but until recently it was believed that the phablet is a smartphone with a screen size of 5 inches or more. Today, devices with 5-inch screens often have a mini prefix in the name.

One of the founders of phablets can be called Samsung Galaxy Note, although smartphones with large screens have appeared before. In 2011, the first generation Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) appeared, which was a kind of hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet. The screen size of the device was 5.3 inches. Another feature of the phablet was the stylus, which is also used in the latest generation of the model..

Despite its large size, the Galaxy Note immediately became popular, and subsequent generations of the model made it even more popular. Galaxy Note is one of the leaders in the phablet market, which, in general, is not at all surprising..

Phablets have become not just popular, they have gained worldwide success. Some companies have stopped producing devices with a screen diagonal of less than 5 inches, and the diagonal of the flagship screen is usually 5.5-5.7 inches or more. How could this have been imagined a few years ago??

As a variety, here are some examples of phablets.

Of course, this is the iPhone 6 Plus / 6s Plus (5.5 inches)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (5.7 inches)

Huawei Mate 8 (6 inches)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (5.5 inches)