Galaxy Young, Galaxy XCover 2, Galaxy Pocket Plus also on the way according to leaked docs
The past week has seen the Galaxy Note 8.0 go from mere rumor to being more-or-less officially confirmed by Samsung. Now, thanks to a leaked Samsung roadmap obtained by TechnoBuffalo, we have our first clear indication of when the Note 10.1's little brother might become available to purchase. A slide on the Galaxy Note 8.0 says we can expect it to launch in March, so we're looking at a pretty quick turnaround following the tablet's expected Mobile World Congress debut.
Also confirmed on the Note 8.0 slide are previously-rumored specs, including an 8-inch 1280x800 Super Clear LCD, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a quad-core 1.6GHz processor -- likely the same Exynos chip powering the Galaxy Note 2.
In addition, today's leak reveals three new Samsung smartphones -- the Galaxy Young (not to be confused with the 2011 phone of the same name), the Galaxy XCover 2 and the Galaxy Pocket Plus. The Galaxy Young is a miniature entry-level device with a 3-inch WVGA screen, Android 4.1 and a 1GHz CPU, slated for release in April. Similarly, the Pocket Plus shrinks things down even further, with a 2.8-inch HVGA screen and a mere 850MHz CPU -- fortunately it's still running Jelly Bean. The Pocket Plus is due out this month, with a dual-SIM version to follow in February.
Finally, the Galaxy XCover 2 is a ruggedized mid-range handset due out in February. It's got a 4-inch WVGA screen, a dual-core 1GHz CPU and like the other two handsets, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other highlights include water and dust resistance rated at IP67 standard, a 5MP rear camera and 4GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card.
We'd expect to see all of these devices at Mobile World Congress next month, so stay tuned. Full spec lists for the three new phones can be found at the source link.