There are a couple of giant smartphones out there, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and its 5.5-inch display being, by far, the most popular. Huawei wants a piece of the phablet pie, as well and at CES 2013 it announced the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate, but now another big player of the smartphone market wants to join the battle. Rumor has it that Sony has a ginormous 6.44-inch phablet in the works.
A leaked picture of a 6.44-inch glass panel of an unknown Sony smartphone has recently hit the web and most of the tech publications are now speculating that the Japan-based company is planning to penetrate the phablet niche.
Rumor has it that the glass panel pictured above belongs to a Sony phablet prototype that will sport a 6.44-inch with full HD resolution. Besides the fact that the bezel is really thin compared to the ones of the phablets already on the market, the leaked picture doesn’t let us know more about the alleged Sony 6.44-inch smartphone.
Of course, we might as well be looking at a faked image, or just a Sony prototype that will never be mass produced, therefore we’d advise you to take the rumors with a pinch of salt.
Except for the fact that it might sport a resolution of 1,080p, there are no other details about the technical specifications of the Sony phablet, but since it’s rumors time let’s speculate a bit on the possible hardware components of the mysterious device.
As you probably know, Sony stepped into the quad-core world with the recently-announced Sony Xperia Z, therefore if a phablet is on the cards it will definitely be underpinned by a chispet based on four cores. The quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro is a plausible option, but if the Sony phablet is launched sometime in Q3-Q4 2013 time frame, it might as well come with the brand new Snapdragon 800 SoC announced at CES 2013.
Since 2 GB of RAM is the new standard in the smartphone business we might as well see them inside the Sony phablet, plus the 13 megapixel sensor borrowed from the Xperia Z, and, of course, 4G LTE support.
Would you be interested in a 6.44-inch smartphone that comes so dangerously close to the 7-inch tablet border?