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.
The Xperia Z also supports 4G LTE for faster data connectivity and also features Near Field Communication chip that is compatible with Sony's other NFC enabled accessories.
Lenovo ZUK Z1 will be re-named as Lenovo Z1 and will come with Cyanogen OS out-of-the-box in the country.
Sony has already rolled out Android Marshmallow update for Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium and Z3+ smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced has a 10.1-inch display that has (1280x800 pixels) resolution and 5 finger gesture support.
The Mediapad M2 7.0 comes in two storage variants-16GB and 32GB.
Sony has armed its X series phones with powerful cameras.
Huawei G9 Lite smartphone is said to be the re-branded version of recently released Huawei P9 Lite.
Meizu M3 Note which was unveiled in China earlier this month.
ZTE K88 tablet has a 9.4-inch display that has (1280x800 pixels) resolution and 5 finger gesture support.
The smartphone is exclusively available for purchase from Snapdeal.
Recently, Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun flaunted the fitness band in a video posted on Weibo.