Leaked Samsung Roadmap Confirms Galaxy Note 8 Debut And Specs
There is not much time until the Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona, next month. Usually, the event brings a lot of news and new product releases, but people always want a heads up. Samsung, one of the biggest mobile company on the market, has always come with something new. Recently, a leaked roadmap confirmed some of the firm’s new products that will be launched in the first half of 2013. Among the new devices we can name the Galaxy Note 8.0, the Galaxy X Cover 2, the Galaxy Pocket Plus and the Galaxy Young.
The Galaxy 8.0 is a tablet that will be released in March and comes with a 8-inch display having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The device is powered by a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.6GHz and will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It has a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The tablet also has support for S Note, S Memo and S Planner and it comes in two available versions, depending on the internal storage space (16GB and 32GB). Besides the internal storage, the Samsung Galaxy 8.0 has a microSD card slot. In terms of connectivity, the device sports Bluetooth 4.0, while the battery is a 4,600mAh one. We believe that Samsung is planning to launch its product with carrier partners, as well, because it has support for 3G/2G frequency bands.
The Galaxy X Cover 2 is scheduled to launch in February and domes with a 4-inch WVGA screen, runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and has a fair 1GHz processor, 4GB of internal storage and Bluetooth 4.0. Also, it has a 5MP camera, a VGA front camera for video chat, and a 1,700mAh battery. The Galaxy X Cover 2 is also waterproof and dustproof and rumor has it that it will hit the shelves of AT&T.
Samsung is preparing to launch the new Galaxy Young (not the one released in 2011). The device has a 3-inch display with a WVGA resolution, runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it’s powered by a 1GHz processor. It also sports a 3MP camera, 4GB of internal storage and a 1,300mAh battery. It has support for AGPS and dual-SIM, and will probably be launched in April.
Lastly, the most low-end device he company plans to launch is the Galaxy Pocket Plus which sports a 2.8 HVGA screen, an 850MHzCPU, 4GB of internal storage, a 2MP camera, and a 1,200mAh battery. Among other specs we can specify that it comes with GPS and Bluetooth. It’s expected that the dual-SIM version of the handset to be revealed during the Mobile World Congress, as the South Korean company says that it is due out in February.