Samsung’s 2013 roadmap: Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Xcover 2, and others confirmed

January 23, 2013
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    Wondering what army of devices Samsung will deploy in the first half of the year to accompany the flagship Galaxy S4? The leaked slides from Samsung’s 2013 roadmap — as attained by Techno Buffalo — should help provide clues to devices that customers can look forward to in H1 2013. Some are already on our radar, but the roadmap offers more juicy details.

    Let’s start with the Galaxy Note 8.0, whose alleged pictures have made headlines before. Specs-wise, the 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet will boast a quad-core 1.6GHz processor (most likely Exynos), a 4,600mAh battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. According to the list, the latest addition to the Note series will be available in March, so maybe we’ll see it being introduced alongside the Galaxy S4 at the company’s Mobile Unpacked event.

    Galaxy-Note-8.0-roadmap

    As for the Galaxy Xcover 2, news about the rugged smartphone first surfaced last week. But now, we got more specs of the phone and its expected availability.

    • 4-inch WVGA display
    • 1GHz dual-core processor
    • 5MP rear camera, VGA front cam
    • 4GB internal storage + microSD card slot
    • Dustproof + Waterproof (IP67)
    • 1,700mAH battery
    • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    • February 2013

    The Galaxy Young is about to get a reboot. Among other things, it’ll come with dual SIM support.

    • 3-inch/3.3-inch WVGA display
    • 1GHz processor
    • 3MP rear camera
    • 4GB internal storage + microSD card slot
    • Dual SIM
    • 1,300mAh battery
    • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    • April 2013

    Lastly, there’s the Galaxy Pocket Plus, whose images and specs have also leaked online about a week ago. It looks like the phone will have a better screen resolution than previously reported.

    • 2.8-inch HVGA display
    • 850MHz processor
    • 2MP rear camera
    • 4GB internal storage + microSD card slot
    • 1,200mAh battery
    • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    • Single SIM / Dual SIM
    • January / February 2013

    Save for the Galaxy Note 8.0, they’re not exactly the most exciting of devices. But as per usual, Samsung offers a little bit of something for everyone.

    Comments

    • Abdullah Naji

      Great! Can’t wait for the S4 and Note III.

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