Looks like Samsung is one company that's going to have it's plate full with a range of devices expected to launch this year. Apart from unveiling it's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV as well as the new Galaxy Note, the company is also planning to launch a new smartphone sporting a huge 5.8-inch display.
Citing an "insider" bringing latest information, Samsung oriented blog, SamMobile states that the Korean electronics giant will soon announce a smartphone dubbed as the Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 (GT-I9152). It may come with Android Jelly Bean straight out of the box and feature dual-SIM capabilities as well. The device is expected to launch in Pure White.
This smartphone is expected 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).
In some more news, the blog also confirms the existence of the next iteration of the Galaxy X Cover (launched in 2011) in the form of the X Cover 2 GT-S7710. The device is likely to come in two colour versions (Titan Gray and Black/Red). Pricing and availability details are currently unknown, but we expect Samsung to announce these smartphones soon.
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. Other features include a 4-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 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.
The Mobile World Congress is all set to take place in Barcelona next month and we'd certainly hope to see these devices make an appearance at the event.
But Samsung isn't just bringing smartphones to MWC, it's also planning to unveil a new 7-inch Galaxy Tab at the event, reports Unwired View via Korea's ET Times. The tablet's details appear bleak at the moment, but it is expected to jump into the full-HD pool running on Android Jelly Bean and feature a a quad-core processor.
At CES, the company recently unveiled the next processor in its Exynos 5 lineup called the Exynos 5 Octa, an eight-core SoC dedicated to tablets and high-end smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S IV is likely to feature the new chipset that will be manufactured using a 28nm process as opposed to the 32nm process used by the Exynos 5 Dual, hence claiming to be more power-efficient. (Also See: Samsung Galaxy S IV to come with wireless charging support: Report)
Samsung Galaxy X Cover 2 key specifications
- 4-inch TFT 480×800 WVGA
- 4GB internal storage with microSD support up to 32GB
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- VGA front facing camera
- Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, USB 2.0, A-GPS
- EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+21.1Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps (850/900/1900/2100)
- 1,700 mAh
- Android Jelly Bean
- 148 grams