Mobile World Congress is always a busy show for Samsung, given the way the company’s Galaxy tablet and phone ranges have become phenomenally popular over the past few years. But it may be a particularly bust show for Sammy on the slate side this year, as they are now rumoured to launching at least four new tablets.
SamMobile (who have a good track record of bagging Samsung scoops) say that their trusted Korean insider has detailed four new tablet devices: two with the codename Santos, one codenamed Kona and another known as Roma.
First, the Santos set. These devices are expected to land with Galaxy Tab 3 branding, in 7-inch and 10.1-inch sizes, with 3G and Wi-Fi only variants leading to GT-P3200, GT-P3210, GT-P5200 and GT-P5210 code numbers.
Each Galaxy Tab 3 is expected to feature a 5MP camera, and will land in stores during the first half of 2013.
The source offered more insightful details on the Kona devices, set to launch as a stylus-packing Galaxy Note 8.0. As the name suggests, it’s an 8-inch tablet device, thought to be running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
It’s looking incredibly slim at just 7.95mm thick and weighing just 330 grams. 3G and Wi-Fi variants will be available, with a 1.6GHz quad core processor powering the device, backed by 2GB of RAM. Screen resolution is set at 1280×800, using a Super Clear LCD panel.
16GB and 32GB versions will be available, with microSD storage expansion on board, as well as a USB 2.0 connection. A sizeable 4600mAh batter features too. Again, a launch during the first half of 2013 is expected.
Lastly is the Roma, which is thought to be the top-end model of Samsung’s MWC 2013 range. Fewer details are offered here, with no confirmation on even the OS used. A 5MP camera is expected to be on board, as are 16GB and 32GB model variants. We’ll keep you posted on any fresh details we hear.
By Gerald Lynch | January 24th, 2013