What is Phablet (Smartphone + Tablet)?

What is Phablet (Phone + Tablet)?

Phablet  is a portmanteau of the words phone and tablet. It is an informal class of smartphones with screen sizes ranging between 5 and 7 inches.

Phablet are primarily designed to combine the functionality of a smartphone with that of a tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note – a Phablet (Smartphone and Tablet)

Difference between Smartphone and Tablet
While a phablet is larger in size than most smartphones, they are smaller in size and thinner than most miniature and full sized tablets, making them more convenient for users to carry with them.

Phablets are typically optimized for mobile web access and multimedia consumption activities,  which are enhanced by their relatively larger screens than most smartphones.

Some phablets (in particular, Samsung’s Galaxy Note series) also ship with a stylus and include software functionality for use with them (such as notetaking and annotation features).

Popularity of phablet devices has grown signifigantly since the launch of the Galaxy Note in January 2013.

Sale of Phablets
IHS reported that 25.6 million phablet devices were sold in 2012, and estimated that these figures would grow to 60.4 million in 2013, and 146 million by 2016.

One Comment


  1. I like the new smartphones that happen to be being released.

    With luck , after the year Samsung will take over the marketshare and
    take apple out. Carry on the great work and Rock on android !

    Had reached love how android is killing it with all the phablets they’ve being released.

    Never did much like the iPhone but so want to go to a new slideout keyboard model
    instead of the bluetooth addons. O well still liked the
    jot down!

    Finally a good read about smartphones and what’s coming out.
    I prefer the fact you’ll find others that feel the way I truly
    do LOL. Thanks

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