AT IFA 2011 in Berlin Samsung dropped it’s first “mega” phone called the Note ushering in a new era for smartphone phone, the Phablet. Initially, people where not featuring the 5.3 inch screen, but it went on to sale more than 1 million units in 2 months. Since then we’ve seen large phones everywhere. Multi Samsung Notes, Samsung Galaxy Mega, Nokia Lumia 1520, Sony Xperia Z, and most recently One Plus One and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
I’ve been trying to upgrade my mom’s phone for FOREVER and she has been very hesitant. Yesterday I finally was like “Ma, I’m done. You are getting a new phone!” She was very polite when she basically told me I needed to find me some business because not only did she not ask me for a new phone, but her phone is small and most phone are too big for her hand, and she’s the momma and I listen to her! WELP!
That made me start searching for smaller phones and I was a little shocked at what I found!
Samsung has been quietly making ‘mini’ phone to each one of their Galaxy S launches. For instance, AT&T released Samsung Galaxy S® 5 mini on March 20th that has all the bells and whistles of the Samsung Galaxy S5 but come in a nice “compact” package. With the launch of the Samsung S6, there are rumors of s 4.5-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, packed with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and still protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Along with Samsung, HTC, Sony, and LG have mini phones. HTC One Mini, LG G2 Mini, and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact are all favored mini’s to the brands flagship phone! Where I been?
Meanwhile I’m still over here with my Note 4 reading book and not even imagining that my mother might be on to something! LOL
I mean, we’ve seen it before. Look at the car industry. In the 60s and 70s everyone drove gigantic Cadillacs, gas prices went crazy and ushered in an era of compact cars. Car slowly started getting bigger in the 90s and now there a trend for smaller more efficient cars.
What do you think? Is the time for mega phones reign to come to an end?