The phablet market, unlike the smartphone market isn’t that completely developed in India and to strengthen its foot that it had already implanted via the Android One project, Google is all set to release its next phablet with a 5.9-inch screen and a high-resolution display this month.
The phablet nicknamed as Shamu (which means Killer whale) should be bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Motorola Mobility, the phone maker that Google is selling to China’s Lenovo Group Ltd, is reportedly manufacturing the phone. Moreover, if sources are to be believed then the new Nexus mobile could be named as Nexus X or Nexus 6.
Now let’s talk about the hardware and software of the mobile. Well, it isn’t entirely clear what the mobile OS should be but as some experts think, this smartphone should be coming with the latest version of the Android OS named Lollipop or Android L with the box.
Moreover, some rumors also suggest that the Nexus X (codename “Shamu”) will come with a QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel rear camera.
In 2011, phablets accounted for 1 percent of the global smartphone shipments but this year, these devices will make up 24 percent of the market, according to a report by global consultancy firm Strategy Analytics.
So, in conclusion, I don’t exactly know how this phablet will turn out to be but certainly it should take some time to make the phablet segment of mobiles to become as successful as the smartphone segment.
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