A new week, a new new collection of rumors, this time related to unreleased Samsung smartphones. It seems that the South Korea-based phone maker has big plans for 2013, plans that already hit the web courtesy of some leaks. Let’s see what the rumor mill has to say about the Samsung Galaxy S4, a low end Galaxy Note 2, and a new tablet.
Rumor has it that Samsung already nicknamed their new line-up of products: Project J. Project J is allegedly the next generation of Samsung Galaxy terminals, with a release date scheduled for April 2013, beginning with Samsung Galaxy S4 if the rumors are accurate.
Personally I am expecting a huge Samsung Unpacked event, most likely hosted in London. Returning to the rumors that recently hit the web, it seems that Samsung Galaxy S4 will sport a Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution, a quad-core chipset based on Cortex A15 architecture, the latest Android software release, a 5-inch display and a 13 megapixel camera.
Reports are indicating that the South Korea-based company is also readying a new Galaxy Note 2, without an S-Pen stylus and with modes technical specifications. The idea is that Samsung wants to develop terminals with large displays with affordable prices, somewhat reminding me of the Amazon Kindle Fire recipe.
My guess is that low end Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will not sport a Super AMOLED display.
Least, but not last, there’s a rumor about a new Samsung tablet, a 13.3-inch device, that will be capable to withstand ASUS’ Transformer line-up, as it will sport a full QWERTY dock-in keyboard. There are no hints about the operating system underpinning the 13.3-inch Samsung tablet. Will it be Windows RT or Android 5.0?
All these rumors seem plausible to me, except for the cheaper Note 2. I’d rather see Samsung upgrading the first Note, then ditching the S-Pen.