The Samsung Galaxy Note is a pretty unique device, but have you ever wished that there were more manufacturers who are willing to take the risky step in building a successful tablet and phone hybrid device?
If the answer to this question is yes, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Chinese company ZTE are planning to offer a few alternatives to the Galaxy Note. The company has recently been in the limelight due to their impressive-looking Era smartphone which packs a quad-core processor amongst other hardware delights, but now they have confirmed that they will be releasing not one, but two smartphone/tablet hybrid devices before the end of 2012.
At the moment, Samsung are out there on their own with their Note now commonly referred to as a Phablet. We’re glad to see that ZTE are planning to offer consumers another alternative though, and if the hardware specs are anything similar to the Era – it looks like we may be in for something special. We’re guessing that both devices are far from finished at the moment and if they are launching towards the end of the year, we would expect at a minimum a quad-core processor and Android 4.0 as basic specs.
Will we be seeing another 5.3-inch display from ZTE for their devices, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note? There has been plenty of criticism on how the Note’s screen is simply too big, but with over 5 million Notes shipped in just over half a year, it’s clear that many consumers are still willing to give the Phablet a chance.
Like all other interesting devices coming out of China, we’ll be keeping our eyes on these two models from ZTE. If you are looking forward to seeing another device similar to the Note, let us know your thoughts on ZTE as a brand.