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.
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.