Samsung’s Premier event scheduled for next month is a much anticipated event, especially among dedicated Samsung fans who expect the company to reveal new devices and technology that will change their daily lives. I am one of those dedicate fans who are keeping their fingers crossed, wondering and speculating what may be in store for us this time. We have already heard rumors of new devices that the company will unveil including Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 3 and a Galaxy Ace 3 smartphone. At the moment, all we have are speculations and rumors especially on the specs of these new devices.
Earlier today, a rumor surfaced that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 may pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (read the story here) and another rumor hints at the possible specs of the Galaxy Ace 3 smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 3 tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3
Most people will put focus on the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 phablet but this does not mean speculations on the specs of the Samsung’s next mid-range smartphone will go unnoticed. The predecessor of the Galaxy Ace 3, Galaxy Ace 2, was a 3.8 inch mid-range smartphone packing a NovaThor U8500 dual core processor and 768 MB RAM and 4 GB ROM.
Samsung, it seems, is upping the specs of mid-range phones as the Galaxy Ace 3 is rumored to come with quite a modest yet impressive dual core 1 GHz processor, 1 GB or RAM and the same amount of ROM as its predecessor Ace 2 of 4 GB. The good thing with Samsung smartphones is that they always have a microSD card slot and the Ace 3 will be no exception. This phone seems to target first time smartphone or first time Android users who want a cheap yet decent smartphone to get a feel of it before considering an upgrade.
The Ace 3 also has an improved screen of 4 inches up from 3.8 inches but it will have the same 480 x 800 pixels resolution as Galaxy Ace 2. The handset will also have dual cameras of 0.3 and 5 megapixels (front and rear respectively) and the same 1,500 mAh battery that Galaxy Ace 2 comes with. Where we expect to see a lot of improvements though is operating system as the new phone will most likely come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but we can hope for 4.3 if it is launched late this year. What makes the Ace 3 appealing to most users is that it measures just 121.2 x 62.7 mm and is only 9.8 mm thin, making it easily fit the pocket.
Galaxy Tab 3
Galaxy Tab 2 was a 7 inch tablet with decent specs (even high end at that time) released in April 2012. Its successor, Tab 3, is rumored to have a dual core 1.6 GHz Intel Z2560 processor which is quite surprising because no one would have expected that Samsung would have an Intel chipset in their devices, especially not an Android tablet. It is also rumored that the tablet will have 1 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB onboard memory, a 13 megapixels rear and 3 megapixels front cameras and will run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box.
What is not clear though is whether the 10.1 inch Tab 3 will have a full HD display unlike the rumored 8 incher Tab 3 variant which is said to have a screen resolution of 1280 x 700 pixels. We do not know either whether this new tablet will have both 3G and Wi-Fi support like Tab 2 or there will be variants for 3G and Wi-Fi and others for Wi-Fi only. The rumor that I base this post though tells us that the tablet will measure 243.1 x 176.1 mm, 7.95 mm thick and will weigh 510 grams. It will supposedly come with a 6800 mAh battery too.
If these rumors are true, then these two devices will just be minor improvements from their predecessors and are unlikely to bring any new technologies such as the rumored optical zoom capable camera that may come with Galaxy Note 3. The rumors also indicate that Samsung may be launching these two devices during the 2013 Samsung Premiere Event on 20th next month.