It appears that the strange segment of 6 inch phablets is being limited by the sales of 7 inch slates. Ever since I saw the first 6 inch phone I didn’t understand what the big device makers were thinking and the reluctance of the public confirms my attitude.
I can’t see anyone buying the Lumia 1520, HTC One Max, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, ASUS FonePad Note FHD 6 or the giant Huawei Ascend Mate models. Market watchers are the ones blaming the slow evolution of these products on the ascension of 7 and 8 inch slates. The reason is also the pricing, since the 6 inchers are placed in the high end area, with $500 to $800 prices, while 7 inch tablets can be found with decent specs for as much a $200.
Why not spend less on an extra inch of screen and decent performance? The sales of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra are quoted as dismal and then there’s the brand new Xperia T2 Ultra with a 6 inch screen. What are they thinking? The only chance for such giants is hardcore gaming and 2K resolutions.