The invention of the Mobile Phone was quickly followed by two important revolutions, namely the Smartphone revolution, and more recently the “Phablet” revolution.
“Bigger is always better”, is a slogan which has taken the High-Tech world by storm these past couple of years.
Conventional Smartphones have varying screen sizes that range from 3 inches to 5 inches. Due to their tremendous success, bigger and larger screens dubbed ‘Tablets’ popped up to serve different customers’ needs for those who would prefer to interact with a gadget that has a touch screen interface, measuring almost between 7 to 12 inches.
Tablets are equipped with sensors, including cameras, microphone, an accelerometer and touchscreen, with finger or stylus pen. It does everything a Smartphone does except the part about calls and SMS.
LG, for example, pitched at the higher end of the market by introducing the first LG G Pad 8.3 tablet.
But to satisfy the various human tastes and fulfill the gap for those who seek oversized phones with better battery life, easier typing and reading, more pleasing sound and sharing, ‘Phablets’ have been designed to combine or straddle the functions and capabilities of a Smartphone and a tablet.
A phablet usually is larger than a Smartphone, but smaller than a tablet, typically with a diagonal size between 5.1 to 6.9 inches. A good example for a Phablet is the ground-breaking LG G Flex device, featuring a curved 6-inch OLED screen, powered by a unique, new, long-life type of battery that actually flexes along with the phone.