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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.

Source: TechnoBuffalo


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Galaxy Note 8.0 to launch in March, says Samsung roadmap


Why would you need to sell a nexus 7? You only paid 200 for it. What would you get for it 100? I would just keep it forever.

This will have a PPI of about 188 compared to only 145 on the 10.1. That answers the one big knock on the 10.1 - fuzzy fonts.

I would expect this to sell for $299 for 16GB and $349 for 32GB. At those prices very attractive. This could be the device the 10.1 was meant to be but failed at due to resolution problems.

I'm currently looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but if it sells for that low a price for the 32GB version, I may just wait on that one.

Man, this needs to be 8.9 to replace the Tab 8.9 My wife loves her 8.9 but loves my 10.1 Note much better. She would drool for an 8.9 Note.

Well, at this point she's saying she'll have to touchee feelee first before she agrees. If it were a 8.9, it would be an insta-sale! Now, it's a...maybe.

Just a "voice-of-customer" comment. The next time they consider a different size for a tablet. I believe the tablet should be the same size and shape as an 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper. This means that the screen will be just similar size and shape. People are already used to this size and shape and read things from it all the time. I believe Apple's iPad comes the closest to this form factor. Samsung should seriously consider a "Letter" sized concept.

No thanks, I rather get 16:9 ratio to watch movies on a Tablet, that's the sweet spot! Reading can be zoomed or resized (potrait or vertically).

For those who primarily use a tablet for Productivity, rather than Netflix.

I've probably watched 1 movie on my Note 10.1 in 8 months, and 2 movies on my Tab 10.1 since I bought it 18 months ago.

That was the weakest article I've read in a long time. (the one about the ui... not the ac article).