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(PHone tABLET) A smartphone with at least a 5" screen. Today, most smartphones are phablets, which offer a better visual experience for Web pages. Foldable phones are also blurring the lines between phone and tablet (see foldable phone).

The first phablet with a 5" screen was the Android-based Dell Streak in 2010. A year later, Samsung introduced its first Galaxy Note with a 5.3" screen. Apple's first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5" screen, came out in 2014. According to, LG applied to trademark the phablet name in 2011. See Android market share, smartphone, tablet, Galaxy Note and iPhone.

Bigger With Each Model
In 2012, the Galaxy S III screen (right) was almost 5", but subsequent S models were all 5" and larger.

Galaxy Note II
Samsung's Galaxy Note was the first phablet with a stylus for handwriting and drawing. See Galaxy Note.

Any Bigger, It's a Tablet
With its 6.1" screen in 2013, Huawei's Android-based Ascend Mate dwarfed the 3.5" iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 6.5" XS Max and 5.8" XS
Apple was slow to get into the phablet arena, but it made up for it with the huge 6.5" screen on the XS Max. See iPhone versions. (Image courtesy of Apple, Inc.)

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(6.) Fablet, C., Simon, G., Dorenlor, V., Eono, F., Eveno, E., Gorin, S., Queguiner, S., Madec, C., Rose, C.
The large body of undetermined effects in the data may result from important but unconsidered factors for recruitment success, for maintenance of stock size, and ultimately for spatiotemporal distribution of assemblages, such as turbulence, currents (Thomson et al., 1992), zooplankton availability, abundance, and productivity (Longhurst and Pauly, 2007), and especially the age of a population and its reproductive structure (Fablet et al., 2012; Carvalho and Castello, 2013; Dias et al., 2014).
A growth curve, which expresses the mean size of a population as a function of age, may be formulated based on direct observation of animal sizes at ages, which are usually obtained through the analysis of hard parts of individual animals (Francis & Mulligan 1998, Fablet 2006).
Because aggregated or rare species should be estimated with a sample size [greater than] 100 individuals (Goyeau and Fablet 1982), 180 soil samples were taken each year.
Therefore, to help increase confidence in validation, the seasonality of SST also was examined (Beckman and Wilson, 1995; Fablet et al., 2011).
The California based telecom prefers to call this Android 4.0 ICS-based smartphone a 'fablet'.
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