Jul 28 AT 12:40 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

Samsung launches 7-inch phone under the Tab name in China

Samsung Galaxy Tab Q

We’re no strangers to large phones. My main device is a 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and I recently reviewed the massive 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate2, a phone with a huge display that’s hard to handle but dang nice to have. That said, I’m not sure that I could possibly use a 7-inch smartphone. Considering that’s how big a Nexus 7 tablet is, it’s hard to believe that’s a phone anymore.

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Q in China, a 7-inch device that, despite the name, is actually a smartphone with a SIM slot and a cellular connection. It’s strange that it was released under the Tab name, but in South Korea, it’s called the Galaxy W. Yes, 7-inch phones are becoming a real thing.

The Galaxy Tab Q is by no means high-end. It features a 1280×800 7-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, a 3,200 mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. That’s not bad, but it’s no powerhouse. The Tab Q’s large display may appeal to some, though. Would you get a 7-inch phone, or is that screen size too large?

Via: Android Community

Source: Samsung

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • mel

    Some where someone has to draw the line. 5.7 is my line or no more bigger then the note 3.

  • Bart

    I’d say that Samsung is probably being very shrewd in marketing this to China. The diversity of electronics there, from what I’ve heard & seen, is much greater. That market will grab up things ours wouldn’t touch. I’ve seen this with phones and cameras as well miscellaneous products.

    (Now that I’ve stuck my foot in mouth, watch this thing come to America in the next 12 months, LOL.)

    One thing I’ve learned from owning the Note2 & Note3 is considering pocket-ability. I’ve actually considered getting a phone that is just slightly smaller. It would be great if I could have the Note3 fold in the middle like the 1st concept phone in Samsung’s video a while back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDr8kJaS3N4

    So no, a slate-style 7″ phone is nothing I would buy because carrying it would mean I’d be forced to start using a shoulder bag.

  • Alba

    Well, it’s time for China to experience the Smartphone before whole world. Is that available in the US market or only meant for China? I have Nexus 7 from last 6 months and like its long display long with strong battery backup that once fully charged on wireless charging pad allow its users to explore more apps and features.

  • Chris

    It seems like a device like would would be primarily marketed to people who don’t have computers or tablets at home but need or required a smartphone to be able to do everything. When I got my Note 2 a couple of years ago it was the largest phone on the market. Had something like this been available, I know I would have selected it.

  1. melGuest 10 months ago

    Some where someone has to draw the line. 5.7 is my line or no more bigger then the note 3.

  2. I’d say that Samsung is probably being very shrewd in marketing this to China. The diversity of electronics there, from what I’ve heard & seen, is much greater. That market will grab up things ours wouldn’t touch. I’ve seen this with phones and cameras as well miscellaneous products.

    (Now that I’ve stuck my foot in mouth, watch this thing come to America in the next 12 months, LOL.)

    One thing I’ve learned from owning the Note2 & Note3 is considering pocket-ability. I’ve actually considered getting a phone that is just slightly smaller. It would be great if I could have the Note3 fold in the middle like the 1st concept phone in Samsung’s video a while back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDr8kJaS3N4

    So no, a slate-style 7″ phone is nothing I would buy because carrying it would mean I’d be forced to start using a shoulder bag.

  3. AlbaGuest 10 months ago

    Well, it’s time for China to experience the Smartphone before whole world. Is that available in the US market or only meant for China? I have Nexus 7 from last 6 months and like its long display long with strong battery backup that once fully charged on wireless charging pad allow its users to explore more apps and features.

  4. ChrisGuest 10 months ago

    It seems like a device like would would be primarily marketed to people who don’t have computers or tablets at home but need or required a smartphone to be able to do everything. When I got my Note 2 a couple of years ago it was the largest phone on the market. Had something like this been available, I know I would have selected it.