India-based tech company Swipe recently launched one of the world’s lightest “fablets,” a tablet-sized smartphone. This new device, Konnect 5.0, weighs only 135 grams.
While most smartphone companies work to make their phones smaller and lighter, mobile users are beginning to demand these fablets that make normal smartphones look tiny. These devices combine the functionality of tablets with the mobility of smartphones to create perfect harmony between the two technologies.
Konnect 5.0 features a 5″ display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built in storage, and a 3.2 megapixel front camera. It runs off Android 4.2.2 Jellybean OS but is upgradable to 4.4 KitKat.
One downside to this phone is that it is not capable of 4G technology. However, 4G coverage is limited in many parts of Asia, so this will not be as big of an issue as it may be in the United States.
Fablets are making significant inroads into the smartphone market, and there is no sign of when their popularity will end. It is possible that we will all soon be using phones the size of laptops, as long as they are light enough to remain portable.