Now, we’re not even batting an eye at 6- and 7-inch displays on smartphones.
Such is the quick ascent of the “phablet,” the official name for jumbo phones that lie between a traditional smartphone and the larger tablet. Phablets are no longer a niche product: Accenture found in a recent survey that more than half of people who were asked about their next smartphone said they would prefer the bigger phone.
At the Consumer Electronics Show here, three phablets popped up: the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G, the Asus ZenFone 6, and the ZTE Iconic Phablet.
In a show where phones often take a backseat to other consumer electronic products such as televisions, speakers, and now wearables, having three of the higher-profile mobile devices be phablets says a lot for how the category has grown, and the increasing tolerance for larger sizes. More