Apr 29th, 2013


With the Samsung Galaxy S4 now available and the third edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab announced, the South Korean OEM seems to be on a roll. With those devices out of the way rumors regarding a few more have popped up. According to SamMobile, Samsung is working on two new 11-inch tablets. This would mark the first time a Samsung tablet has exceed the typical 10.1-inch mark that has become so popular in the big slate game.

Dubbed the Galaxy Tab 11, it’ll supposedly sport a dual-core A15-based Exynos 5250 chipset, an 8 megapixel rear camera with a 2 megapixel front camera, and a microSD card slot. Even more interesting is the fact that Samsung is said to be following up its first Nexus-branded tablet with another big offering in the Nexus 11. Rumor has it this one will one-up the Galaxy Tab 11 in a major way with an Octa-Core A15/A7 chipset, the same featured in some overseas versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Coming down an octave lower, Samsung is also said to be launching an 8-inch Galaxy Tab. The company has dabbled within the 8-inch arena before with the Galaxy Note 8.0, but this particular offering sounds like it’ll be a no-frills device with some great specs. The resolution is said to be full HD, and we’re told to expect a 5 megapixel back camera, 2 megapixel front camera, Samsung’s quad-core A9-based Exynos 4412 (Galaxy Note 2) and a microSD card slot.

Samsung apparently needs to solve an issue with AMOLED screen burning for this panel, but once that’s taken care of we imagine this would be a nice mid-late summer or early fall release to use as a stopgap between the 11-inch beasts mentioned above.

Finally, Samsung seems to be whipping up another DUOS option. It sounds just like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced this morning, but should come with the ability to house two SIM cards at the same time. In case you needed a reminder, that device comes with a 7-inch 1024×600 display, a dual-core processor, a 3 megapixel rear camera with a 2 megapixel option on the front, and a microSD card slot that can accept cards up to 32GB.

These all sound like very interesting options, and Samsung is doing everything it can to fill every void in the market this year. That said, we don’t have a clue where any of them fall on the OEM’s timeline. One thing’s for sure, though: Samsung has been very busy as of late, and that trend will continue throughout the rest of this year. Any of these catch your attention in the early going of 2013?