Amidst the grand unveiling of the LG G2, the LG Nexus 5 rumors and the LG Nexus 4 clear out sale, one other critical rumor surfaced. LG might be planning to enter the phablet market, with its newest product. The Phablet market consists majorly of Very large phones / small tablets ( currently 5.5-6.6 inches ) and is midway between the smartphone and tablet. The prominent devices currently in this segment are the Galaxy Note series, HTC One Max at 5.9 inches, Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra, which packs a massive 6.4 inch display, and the Huawei Ascend Mate coming in at a close 6.1 inches.
LG’s new phablet is rumored to match the Xperia Z Ultra’s 6.4 inches, and pack top of the line hardware into the device.The folks over at SAS tell us that the device has a 6.4 inch 1080p display, with a 418ppi display. We may even see a higher pixel density like the 5.5 inch 538ppi unveiled by LG. The phone will allegedly be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, with 3 GB of RAM, click away with a 8 MP camera, and will run Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box.
No release date or confirmation is yet known. Given that it will likely run KitKat 4.4, we may not see the device for a few months. It may even be the Vu successor with a 4:3 aspect ratio, though this is highly speculative. With the overall market trend moving toward larger phones, the phone/tablet lines are becoming blurred, and many phablets are likely to enter the market soon. Currently, the trend seems to be Bigger is Better, and such rumors raise questions on which screen size users find most convenient.
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