Phablet smartphones have taken off in recent years, and the idea of owing a bigger smartphone is only expected to increase in upcoming years. As we reflect on where the Phablet came from, it started in a time when most consumers looked the other way. Four years ago Samsung introduced us to the Galaxy Note Phablet which has truly changed the way we think of larger, and more practical smartphones.
With the changing times and people becoming more reliant on mobile devices, the popularity has increased significantly in Phablet sized smartphones. The once solo Galaxy Note series has since been replicated by other manufacturers such as Apple, LG, Sony, and others.
With the upcoming releases many manufacturers have jumped on-board which leads us into previewing the Top 3 Phablet Android Smartphones 2016.
3. Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra
The Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra is rumored to be released along the Xperia Z5, but will be a bigger, premium version of the Z5. Rumored to feature a robust 6.1” display, the Z5 Ultra will be the largest on this list of upcoming Phablets for 2016.
The Z5 Ultra will sport many of the similar specs of its smaller counterpart including a 4K QHD display, 4200 mAh battery, octa-core processor, 24 MP rear camera, and a 6 MP front-facing camera. The Ultra will also include feature all of the standard health related sensors along with a fingerprint scanner and waterproof feature.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra release date is expected to be the same day as the Z5 and smaller Z5 compact, which is expected to be during Q2 of 2016.
2. LG G Flex 3
The LG G Flex 3 will be an amazing follow-up to the curve appeal of the G Flex 2. Remaining consistent with the previous releases, LG will be introducing something even more amazing in the G Flex 3 concept. Rumored to feature a true foldable design that’s expected to compliment the larger, 5.8” display.
The LG G Flex 3 is expected to be slightly larger than the G Flex 2, and will sport a 4K display with a ppi of over 540. Beefing up the processing speed of the LG G Flex 2, the 3rd release is rumored to boast a 2.9 GHZ octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Other elements including the battery, RAM, and camera specs will certainly see an upgrade as well.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 6
Was there any doubt of which Phablet Android smartphone for 2016 would top this list? The Galaxy Note series is where the concept of the Phablet started, and instead of remaining stagnant over the years, they have continue to invent the idea of what a Phablet should be. Everything from the look, feel, speed, and all that is inside is expected to make the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 the best of the best.
Samsung has big plans for all of their Android smartphones 2016 as some of the best features may not be what’s specifically in the phone itself. Many Samsung peripherals are expected to be integrated into the Note 6 concept including the Gear VR headset and the new Gear smartwatch in 2016.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is rumored to feature a 28 MP rear camera, 7 MP front camera, 5 GB RAM, 2.9 GHZ octa-core processor, 4K 6” screen. The Note 6 will feature a non-removable 4200 mAh battery, wireless charging, and a quick charging plus feature.
How Will the IOS iPhone 7 Match up with the Top 3 Phablet Android Smartphones for 2016
One either loves IOS or Android, but there is usually no in-between. You’re either an Apple lover for life or Android enthusiast, and it will be interesting to see how the upcoming iPhone 7 matches up with the top 3 Phablet Android Smartphones 2016.
All including the Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra, LG G Flex 3, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will undeniably fare well against the iPhone 7 when it comes to specs and features. Those loyal to Android will probably seek one of the top 3 Android Phablets for 2016 above, and those loyal to Apple will likely go for the iPhone 7.