According to a new survey conducted by Juniper Research, phablets have been widely successful in the market so far with over 20 million units sold in 2013. We saw quite a few phablets launching last year, including the likes of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the LG G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The word phablet was coined soon after Samsung launched the first gen Galaxy Note smartphone in 2011 which was partly a tablet and a smartphone, due to its odd size. It was immediately written off as a niche device and some reviewers didn’t seem pretty convinced with the idea. However, two years on, the Galaxy
Intel chips for entry-level tablets will be available in the coming year, according to a new report from Taiwanese supply chain sources. This information is indicated in the company’s roadmap, which says that its new chip series will be present in tablets as early as the first quarter of 2014. 7-inch tablets with prices between
2014 may be the year of 6-inch mobile LCD panels with resolutions of 2560 x 1600 pixels (WQXGA) and pixel densities of 500 pixels per inch. This information comes from Korea’s ET News, which cites industry insiders from Korea and Japan as its source. Such LCD panels are an improvement over the 5-inch 1080p displays