Samsung Allegedly Prepping Four “Special” Tablets for 2013, Including Octa-Core Nexus 11

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is official for more than two months now and available for sale for a few weeks, while the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has been unveiled only a couple of hours ago, but this is only the beginning for what looks like a very “special” year for Samsung in the tablet department.

According to Sam Mobile’s always informed confidential sources, there are four “special” Samsung tablets in the pipeline, including… wait for it… an octa-core Nexus 11.


But let’s save the best for last and start today’s episode of the Samsung rumor-fest with the Galaxy Tab Duos 7.0. That’s not a sensational octa-core tab and it’s not even a quad-core gadget, but it will still be special, courtesy of… dual-SIM support.

Who’d need to fit two SIM cards at once inside the same tablet? No idea, but we’ve heard freakier ideas before. The Galaxy Tab Duos 7.0 is also allegedly set to feature an LCD screen with 1,024 x 600 pixels resolution, dual 3 MP/2 MP cams, an undetailed dual-core processor and microSD support. In other words, it will be a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with dual-SIM.

Second on Sam Mobile’s list is a tab whose name is likely familiar to those of you who’ve been keeping up with the news in the last few days. It’s the Galaxy Tab 8.0, only now it’s rumored to sport a full HD, 1080p screen.

That would really be something, wouldn’t it? But wait, there’s more, as the Tab 8.0 is also to pack a super-zippy quad-core Exynos 4412 CPU. The other “known” features are less spectacular, but still fairly promising – microSD support, a 5 MP rear cam and a 2 MP front snapper.

The Galaxy Tab 11 will reportedly “only” pack a dual-core processor beneath its hood, though the CPU will be the snappy Exynos 5250 (aka 5 Dual) that’s also inside the Nexus 10. The screen’s resolution is unknown, but naturally 1080p is the least we can expect from such a beast. Especially when adding in the equation the thing’s impressive 8 MP and 2 MP cameras.

Last, but not least, Samsung is said to be working along Google on a Nexus 10 follow-up sporting a larger 11-inch panel and aptly named the Nexus 11. This is likely to resemble the Galaxy Tab 11 in many ways, including from the screen and camera standpoint, but the two biggest surprises are set to be the processor and… microSD support.

Storage expansion might be standard for non-Nexus Android tablets, but for a GNex device the inclusion of a microSD card slot on the Nexus 11 would be a first. As for the processor, Sam Mobile claims the N11 will pack the octa-core Exynos 5410 that currently powers select versions of the Galaxy S4. That would also be a first in the sense that we’re yet to see an octa-core tablet, but it actually doesn’t sound as far-fetched as the slate’s microSD support.

Okay, that’s all for today, folks, but be sure to check back to us in the near future for soon to come updates to this story. For now, let us all cross our fingers for these uber-impressive Samsung gadgets to become reality.

Via [Sam Mobile]