Samsung’s Galaxy Note series wasn’t the first line of phablets, but it clearly played the biggest role in popularizing the new smartphone segment that has taken the world by storm. Phones that would have been considered phablets just last year are now the standard for flagship smartphones, and even Apple is getting in on the action next month when it debuts what is expected to be the first of two new iPhones with larger displays.
Samsung is clearly the king of phablets. It wasn’t the first smartphone vendor to launch a handset with a larger than normal display, but there is no question that the South Korean giant is single-handedly responsible for popularizing the category. Over the past year or so, however, Samsung has begun to get out-phableted by devices like the HTC One max and Nokia Lumia 1520, which are even more gigantic than Samsung’s Galaxy Note line. Not one to be outdone, Samsung introduced its Galaxy Mega phablet line — and it looks like the company will soon launch a new and improved version of its previous Mega handsets. More →