Big smartphones are the trend in the smartphone market according to today's reports by companies at CES 2013. CES 2013, the Consumer Electronics Show, is one of the largest technology trade fairs in the world.
Smartphones that will fill your pocket are the trend and the largest handsets to date are at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.
Earlier in Breaking: New iPhone 5 beaten by Butterfly in Japan we told you that HTC has a hit on its hands with the Butterfly in Japan, with its 5 inch size. This is larger than the size of the Samsung Galaxy III, which is just 4.8 inches.
Now comes the champion of size, the Hauwei Ascent Mate with its 6.1 inch screen, a powerful quad core processor, 8 mega-pixel camera and massive battery.
The Hauwei Ascent Mate is half an inch larger than Samsung's Galaxy Note II. It is almost twice as heavy as the iPhone 5 and only about 1.5 inches smaller than the iPad mini. Hauwei will also make a smaller cousin to this phone: it is only 5 inches big. Both hit the Chinese market this year.
Sony has also announced a big 5 inch phone as CES 2013. Besides this big phone's size, it's waterproof, has a quad-core processor and sports a 13 mega-pixel camera. This phone will also go on sale in the United States in March.
Why are smartphones getting bigger?
Because the big Galaxy Note II (at 5.5 inches) launched in September 2012 and quickly sold more than 8 million handsets worldwide so there is a market out there for large phones.
Who is buying these big smartphones?
According to a spokesman for Samsung, these big smartphones are very popular with women and business people.