The leaks from the Samsung stable continue to pour in every day. Here is another one confirming a range of devices from the Korean manufacturer. Techno Buffalo
has managed to catch hold of the company's Galaxy product roadmap for 2013 that includes the previously leaked Galaxy Pocket Plus
, Galaxy X Cover 2
, Galaxy Young and the more or less confirmed Galaxy Note 8.0
. Galaxy Note 8.0
Recently said to be confirmed by Samsung's chief of Mobile Communications JK Shin himself, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is likely to compete with the iPad mini
. The tablet is expected to run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, feature an 8-inch 1280x800 Super clear TFT display, a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor with 2GB RAM, come with 16/32GB as internal storage options with microSD card support, 5-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 4,600mAh battery, HSPA+ and LTE support and the famed S-Pen. The device is likely to be available from March 2013. Galaxy X Cover 2
Being touted as an "endurable smartphone", the X Cover 2 GT-S7710
is likely to come in two colour versions (titan grey and black/red). Measuring 130.5 × 67.7 × 11.9 mm and weighing 148 grams, the Galaxy X Cover 2 will run Android Jelly Bean (version 4.1 or 4.2) and like its predecessor, is going to be dustproof and waterproof as per the IP67 standard.
Other features include a 4-inch WVGA TFT LCD display, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of internal memory, microSD card support, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1,700 mAh battery. It is expected to be available in February 2013. Galaxy Pocket Plus
The smartphone is a successor
to the Galaxy Pocket that came to India in April last year. It features Samsung's TouchWiz UI atop, that has been toned down a notch due to lower specs of the device.
The specs on the smartphone are identical to the Galaxy Pocket except for the processor that seems to have been updated to a 850MHz Broadcom one and the OS updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other features include a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 1200 mAh battery, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, USB 2.0 and an FM Radio.
The site mentions availability for the single SIM variant later in January and the dual-SIM version to be out in February. Galaxy Young
This is likely to be a compact full-feature smartphone that comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 3-inch display with WVGA resolution, a 1GHz processor, 4GB of internal storage, a 3-megapixel camera, 1,300mAh battery, A-GPS and dual-SIM support. It's expected to launch in April 2013. Galaxy Chat 226
This phone is likely to come with a 2.2-inch QVGA display with a VGA camera, 1,000 mAh battery, a dedicated messaging button, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, FM Radio and Exchange Active Sync support as well.
Apart from these devices, Samsung is also expected to launch a new smartphone sporting a huge 5.8-inch display. Dubbed as the Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 (GT-I9152)
, it is likely to be a superior version of the Galaxy Player 5.8 that is currently available only in Korea. It comes with a 5.8-inch TFT screen with QHD resolution display, 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Further, it's also planning to unveil a new 7-inch Galaxy Tab featuring a full-HD display, running on Android Jelly Bean and powered by a quad-core processor.