Till recently 5 inch or bigger phones were a domain of Samsung or the low cost brands, however all the biggies are now entering the market and here's a look at what we have in store in near future.
Mobile phones are getting more powerful and bigger with each passing day. While only Samsung was the major MNC player which tried its hands at 5 inch or bigger phones, its success inspired other companies to take the plunge.
First ones to pick the trend were low cost handset manufacturers like Micromax, and Intex. Now almost all Indian and MNC brands are getting their phablets ready to launch in India as well as rest of the world. However, these phones just do not come with 5 inch display rather many of them will have quad core processors.
Here is a list of such phablets that are set to be launched by various players this year with quad core processors.
Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first smartphone to feature a 5-inch display. The new Xperia Z features a 5-inch HD Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine 2, supporting 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution natively.
Under the chassis, the smartphone has a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro mobile processor and 2 GB RAM which is massive enough to drive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smoothly. Sony Mobile has also integrated the plethora of technologies such as the Walkman application for the music lovers.
At the back of the Xperia Z rests a 13 megapixel camera that carries the Exmore RS image sensor which also enables HDR videos for clear video recording as well. Needless to say that the camera would be capable enough to record full 1080p HD videos as well.
Measuring mere 7.9mm slim, the Xperia Z has been constructed using tempered glass and anti-shatter film on both the sides. This phone also offers heavy resistance to the dust with IP55 certification and resistance to water with IP67 certification. Sony touts of the new OmniBalance design that offers subtle rounded edges and smooth reflective corners.
With 4 GB RAM and Intel's quad core processor, it is said to be seven times faster than its predecessor.
The Mi Pad is Xiaomi's first tablet offering in the Indian market.
Samsung, had unveiled the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month and both the phones are completely different from previous Samsung smartphones.
Both the phones come in three storage variants – 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB.
This week Xolo launched two new phones while Datawind made a comeback with three cheap handsets.
The company has also made it amply clear by posting several teasers of M1 Note on its Facebook India page.
LG Spirit will be launched in India by the end of this month while the other two phones will hit the market next month.
The smartphone will be available via Flipkart but there is no information about its price.
As a part of the initiative, the company will provide full talk- time to its prepaid voice customers on a recharge of Rs 87.
Micromax has apparently taken a dig at the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 2 in a teaser.