Samsung Galaxy Tab Q is a 7-inch phablet, released in China
Samsung seems to have reached the peak of phablet insanity with its newest 7-inch device which has just been released in China, known the Galaxy Tab Q, reports AndroidHeadlines.
This new phablet device officially falls under the Korean giant’s ‘Tab’ product family of tablets, but unlike other Samsung tablets, it features an ear speaker and a microphone, and supports for 4G LTE networks and voice calling.
Yes, you’ve heard it right, Samsung really do expect people to haul this super-sized device up to their face and make phone calls with it. The company also can’t seem to go a week without releasing at least one new device, or at least re-name it and re-launch it in different markets in this case. The Galaxy Tab Q looks to be a very similar model to the Korean exclusive Galaxy W introduced back in June.
Marketed as a compact slate this time, it seems like Samsung has repackaged its Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, with a slightly lower pixel count to 1280×720 and 26g off the weight. Other specs of the mid-range Tab Q include a Quad-Core 1.2GHz processor of some kind, 1.5GB of RAM, 2MP selfie-shooter and 8MP main shooter, microSD card slot, USB 2.0, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.
The phablet will reportedly run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, with a slightly disappointing 3200mAh battery for a tablet this size. Sporting a faux leather rear panel, the Galaxy Tab Q measures 191.8 x 99.7 x 8.9mm and weighs 250g, which can perhaps contribute to making it easier to hold, though may not make it any less embarrassing to stick this giant to your ear.
The device is launching in China bundled with either China Mobile or China Unicom’s high-speed data plans. The price and availability is currently unknown, but it is highly suspected that the device will be available exclusively in the Chinese market.