Mar, 20 2013

We’re less than a week removed from the official (and very flamboyant) unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the Samsung rumor mill is already spinning back up. This time, the folks at SamMobile are hearing that Samsung will be looking to unveil new products in the Galaxy Tab line and Galaxy Note handset line at the IFA conference in Berlin, Germany, a show typically held in September.

Specifically, Samsung could be gearing up to release the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, which — if other devices in this particular arc are anything to go by — could be a 7-inch device. Samsung could also look to launch a new 10-inch variant in this particular arc, but that isn’t being confirmed or denied either way. The third edition of the Galaxy Note will also be in tow, apparently, and early thoughts are that it will feature Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa chipset, a full-HD display not to exceed six inches (but could be lower than that), and more.

In related news, it’s being reported that these launches would officially kill support for the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab. The second Galaxy Tab will still hold up, though, as it will reportedly receive Android 4.2.2 at some point down the line. We can’t say we didn’t see this coming considering the age of the original, but if you are shocked or saddened to hear this news then it’s time to get all of the emotions out of your system now and look into after-market development. You can find more info about all of that over at the All Things Root subforum at’s Galaxy Tab section.

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