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5 Galaxy Note, S6 Edge More: Samsung wants to build on phablettes

If the Galaxy S6 does not allow Samsung to return to profitability, the South Korean giant intends to build on the segment it dominates most: that of phablettes. The salvation could indeed come next Galaxy S6 Edge Over and above the Galaxy Note 5, which should be presented very soon.

There may well be unveiled in mid-August, earlier than previous versions, said Friday a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The idea is to better counter Apple’s offensive in September to present its iPhone 6s. Or September, when the traditional appointment at IFA Berlin, where Samsung generally formalizes its PHABLET.

The Galaxy Note 5, should carry a Super AMOLED screen
5.7-inch qHD (2560×1440 pixels) and
new processor Exynos 7422. The eight cores will ship terminal NFC mobile payment solution, Samsung Pay, proven integration hint by the manufacturer. Moreover, as its predecessors,
Note 5 should take particular care with battery autonomy
4000 mAh against 3220 for the Note 4.

Countering the iPhone 6s?

According SamMobile,
the PHABLET would feature the new USB Type-C whose main
characteristic is reversible (works in both directions).
Recall that Google hopes that this standard be generalized on
Android smartphones. Besides charging, USB Type-C can also
data transfer and DisplayPort toggle mode. For the rest, the mystery still full even if the stylus, rather useful for professionals uses, should always be at the rendezvous.

Regarding the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, it would have a curved screen of 5.7 inches and six Snapdragon processor cores 808. According SamMobile it
also propose a main image sensor with 16Mpx
optical image stabilization, able to record videos at
4K.

If Samsung insists much on phablettes is that this segment is increasingly popular. According to a global study
Accenture (23,000 consumers surveyed in 23 countries), among the
57% of consumers who plan to equip it with a smartphone
During the year, 48% will their choice on a PHABLET
rather than on a conventional smartphone.

Obviously,
this demand varies by country. Asian consumers
appear to be most fond of this format since the rate reached 61%
Indonesia 67% in India, 65% in China and 51% in South Korea. Same
thing for emerging countries with 64% in Turkey or 48%
for Brazil.

End 2014 GFK observed
“Growth in sales volumes generalized to the entire
world, including in France. ” The Hexagon also then? Yes I Do. Thus, in 2014, 1.5 million phablettes were delivered on
territory, “which more than half only in the last quarter
. ”

Asia, the cradle of PHABLET

At
world, these phones have a more than 5.5-inch screen have
set a new record representing 12.8% of global quantities
mobile. In Asia / Pacific, in the 4th quarter, this ratio reached 17.5%
and sales volume has doubled in a year.

For GFK, no doubt, it should qualify this growth ”
the irresistible rise. ” In Europe, however, margins
development remain significant. Late last year,
phablettes weighed just 6.4% of mobile sales.

This is half and globally. But this share has doubled yet
compared to 2013. But how to explain this interest of consumers
for a terminal with a large screen? His argument is precisely
GFK ensures its size because it is “ideal for consumption
content on the move. ”

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