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Samsung shows off a new phablet

Samsung has pulled the wraps off a new smartphone in its Galaxy family called the Galaxy Grand. The smartphone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has a large five-inch display. This is another phone from Samsung that skirts the gap between the traditional smartphone and a tablet.

The Grand also has a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, integrated GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, integrated Wi-Fi, 8 GB of user accessible memory, and a microSD card slot supporting up to 64 GB cards for expansion. The phone has an integrated accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor, and Gyro. The phone operates on common HSPA+/EDGE/GPRS networks.


The phone is loaded with the latest version of Samsung Hubs, which delivers popular games movies and music on demand. The phone will be offered in two versions including a dual-SIM version that launches first, followed by a single-SIM version later. The dual-SIM version of the smartphone allows users to manage two phone numbers with a single phone.

Pricing and availability are unknown at this time.

Source: Samsung

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RE: Phablet?
By xype on 12/18/2012 11:23:08 AM , Rating: 3
At what point would you stop, though? 5"? 6"? 7"?

I know it’s a first world problem, but I actually got a tablet in addition to a smartphone exactly for the reason of a bigger screen being nicer to use when actually browsing the web or reading or watching movies. The smartphone fits in my pocket and works well enough for quickly looking stuff up on the go, but I actually prefer having a tablet in my bag and a phone that fits my pockets over trying to have an all-in-one device that’s not really that much bigger, but still big enough to be on the impractical side as a phone.

But if it works for other people, more power to them. I’m definitely happier to see someone enjoying their half-tablet than I am grumpy or judgmental. Thank RandomDeity someone out there is making a device that works for them!

RE: Phablet?
By retrospooty on 12/18/2012 12:31:07 PM , Rating: 2
As big as would fit in my pocket and not be a problem. My friends Note2 fits fine, so at least that big would be fine. The benefits far outweigh the problems the large size causes, to me anyhow.

RE: Phablet?
By BifurcatedBoat on 12/18/2012 5:16:23 PM , Rating: 3
7" is too big. I think with effectively no bezel on the sides, 6" is about the max for a phone. I can actually fit a Nexus 7 in my pocket, but I wouldn't want to carry it around on a regular basis as a phone.

RE: Phablet?
By Jeffk464 on 12/20/2012 12:07:10 AM , Rating: 2
I'm currently at 4.6" and could definitly see how 5" would be better. I don't know I will just have to handle each upsized phone and see at what size it becomes to hard to palm and pocket. One thing they could do is shrink the parts of the phone that are larger than the display.

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