by Chris Smith, 10 months ago
Mockup by GSMArena A few days ago, we told you that Samsung sent out press invites to members of the media for a special event scheduled to take place on August 15. At the time,…
Large phones are something you're going to be seeing a lot of this year. We all laughed at Samsung when they introduced the 5.3 inch Galaxy Note back in 2011, but man, we fell head over heels with the 5.5 inch Note II just a short year later. Rumor has it that the next Note is going to have an even larger 6.3 inch screen! The rest of the industry has started to take notice. Photos of Huawei’s 6.1 inch Asend Mate are floating around the internet, and now there's news of a new device from ZTE called the P945.
According to @evleaks, who is a Twitter user you should definitly follow if you want to know about the latest gear before it's officially announced, the P945 is going to be a 5.7 inch phablet with a 720p screen, quad core processor, and a massive 3,000 mAh battery. It has an 8 megapixel camera, and right now it's China only, but there's a good chance it'll be sold throughout the rest of the world.
Do we see any reason to recommend this thing over a similar product from a more recognizable brand such as HTC or Samsung? Not really. ZTE is known for essentially taking Samsung's ideas, copying them really fast, and then pricing the resulting products at a discounted rate. The thing is, whenever this phone comes out during the first half of 2013, the Note II will be that much cheaper, especially if one buys it used.
And hey, if you don't like these giant phones, well … we're sad to say this, but you're a bit screwed. The HTC M7 is said to have a 4.7 inch 1080p screen, which is rumor we have a hard time believing, but if it's indeed true then that means it's going to be the smallest phone to be announced in 2013.
Isn't that crazy? When did 4.7 inches become small?