The phablets (smartphones with screen display over 5-inch)) in India is gaining popularity. Many global handset makers as well as the domestic manufacturers such as Micromax, Karbonn and XOLO have heated up the race for phablets in the country.
The Asia/Pacific markets (excluding Japan) have shown its preference for pahblets in the second quarter of 2013 with India and China contributing a great deal to their popularity after mature such as South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore witnessed the tremendous growth, according to the research firm IDC.
(A Phablet is defined as Smartphone with screen sizes of 5 to just under 7 inches. According to the IDC research, “phablets”, overtook shipments of each of the portable PC and tablet device categories in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) in the second quarter of 2013.
The IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker says Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, and Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, device vendors shipped 25.2 million phablets in 2013 Q2, compared with 12.6 million tablets, and 12.7 million portable PCs. Phablets made a significant jump, up by 100% quarter on quarter, and up 620% for the same quarter in 2012.
Following are the popular phablets launched in Indian in 2013:
Samsung Galaxy S4
Display: 5 inch Super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen.
Processor: 1.6 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15
OS: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: Internal storage of 16/32GB/64GB with microSD card slot
Camera: 13 MP auto-focus; 2 MP front.
Video: Full HD (1080p) at 30fps
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB, GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC, Infrared port.
Samsung Galaxy Grand
Display: It has a 5 inch screen size with TFT capacitive touchscreen.
Weights: 161 gm.
Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
Processor: 1.2 GHz cortex A-9 Broadcom video core IV processor.
Battery: Standard Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery
Camera: 8 megapixels CMOS main camera and 2 megapixels CMOS front facing camera.
Memory: 8 GB inbuilt memory expandable to 64 GB with micro SD card.
RAM: 1 GB
Sony Xperia C key specifications:
Dual-SIM (3G + 2G) with dual standby
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
5-inch display with qHD (540×960 pixel) display
1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
4GB internal storage, expandable by up to 32GB
8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, Exmor R sensor
0.3-megapixel front camera
Sony Xperia Z
6.4inch TFT Capacitive Touch Screen
8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
2.2 GHz Quad Core processor
Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G and NFC
Bluetooth and USB
16GB internal memory
HTC One Max key specifications
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.5 UI
5.9-inch full-HD LCD display
1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
2GB of RAM
16GB/ 32GB inbuilt storage variants, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
Display: 5 inch LCD3 Capacitive display screen
It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and Sense 4+.
Camera: 8 MP Primary Camera with LED Flash and a 2 MP front camera.
Memory: Internal memory of 16 GB that is extensible up to 32 GB.
Connectivity: 3G, GPRS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and it is also Java enabled.
Nokia Lumia 1520 features
Operating system: Windows Phone 8 with the latest updates
Battery: 3400 mAh with integrated wireless charging (Qi compatible)
Processor: 2.2GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800
Camera: Pure View 20 MP Auto Focus ZEISS optics with Optical Image
Front facing camera 1.2 Skype HD 720p video
Memory: 32 GB internal user memory, micro SD card support up to 64GB
RAM: 2 GB
Micromax Canvas Turbo key specifications
Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with FOTA support
5-inch full-HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) display
1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek 6589T processor
2GB of RAM
16GB of inbuilt storage
13-megapixel rear autofocus camera
5-megapixel front-facing camera
Micromax Canvas 4
Display: 5 inch screen with 720p resolution.
RAM: 1GB and the storage is expandable with microSD card.
It runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor: MT6589, the quad-core processor made by MediaTek.
Camera: 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera.
Memory: Internal memory of 16GB, expandable up to 64GB,
Battery: 2600 mAh battery
XOLO Q3000 features
5.7-inch FHD 1080p IPS Display Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
2 GB RAM and 16 GB Internal Memory and Expandable up to 32 GB
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer Battery
Full HD Recording and Playback
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Turbo Processor
13 MP Rear Camera with BSI 2 Sensor and 5 MP Front Camera with BSI Sensor
USB OTG (On the go) Enabled
Free Flipcover and USB OTG Cable in the Boxes