Mobile World Congress 2013 is fast approaching and we have previously had information about some of the products Samsung will be launching at this international event that will take place in Barcelona. Sadly, Galaxy S IV won’t be making it to the event, but the company will be launching an Apple iPad mini rival, and they will name it as Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Apart from leaks and rumors, we didn’t have any concrete information about the device, but now folks TechnoBuffalo have stumbled upon a product portfolio which contains firm’s first half 2013 products, and that includes devices such as Galaxy Note 8.0, the Galaxy Pocket Plus, the Galaxy Young and the Galaxy X Cover 2.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will do the job of posing as a threat to iPad mini which comes with 7.9 inch screen. According to the roadmap, the device will be launched in March and will come with 8-inch 1280 x 800-pixel display, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, support for S Note, S Memo and S Planner, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, a 4,600mAh battery and E-Book support. The device seems to support 3G as well as 2G frequency bands which suggests that the device may be offered by carriers.
We have written a bit about the Galaxy X Cover 2 and the device will be launched in February. It will come with a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 5-megapixel camera, a VGA front-facing camera for video chat, 4GB of internal storage, a 1,700mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0 and more. The specs are mediocre, but what makes it interesting is that it is dustproof and waterproof. This rugged device will do well if priced in the range of other similarly spec’ed models.
The Galaxy Young will be a mid range device and will be catering the masses. The name is same as the one that launched two years back, but this is a refreshed model and comes with a 3-inch display with a WVGA resolution, a 1GHz processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 3-megapixel camera, 1,300mAh battery, 4GB of internal storage, AGPS and dual-SIM support. The device will be launched in April.
The last one will be the Galaxy Pocket Plus, and it will be packing 2.8-inch HVGA display, an 850MHz processor, a 2-megapixel camera, 4GB of internal storage, a 1,200mAh battery, GPS, Bluetooth and more. According to the road map, the dual-SIM version is due in February, so we hope to see it at the MWC 2013.
The most interesting device among all of these is the Galaxy Note 8.0. It is kind of sad that it comes with only 4,600 mAh battery, but then that’s the standard size for all the devices that fall under this category. Anyways, more juice is always welcome. Samsung could have also put in a higher resolution screen. What are your thoughts on this? Are you interested in the latest Note device? Let us know.