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Samsung 2013 Roadmap Confirms Several New Smartphones

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Galaxy Young and Galaxy X Cover 2, among many others in development.

A leaked Samsung 2013 roadmap has confirmed the existence of several smartphones, which will all launch during the first half of 2013.

TechnoBuffalo obtained the roadmap that showcases Samsung's upcoming portfolio including the Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Pocket Plus, Galaxy Young, Galaxy Grand and Galaxy X Cover 2.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, for one, was already confirmed to be making a MWC 2013 appearance. Its leaked technical specifications is echoed in the roadmap, with the device sporting a 1280 x 800 TFT LCD display, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper, a 4600mAh battery and the S Pen stylus. It'll launch in March in two variants: 16 GB or 32 GB in both 3G and WiFi models.

As for Samsung's more immediate plans, the roadmap suggests it'll launch the Galaxy X Cover 2 and the Galaxy Grand smartphones in February. The 4-inch Galaxy X Cover 2 sports a 1GHz processor and Android 4.1 with a dustproof and waterproof case. That's accompanied by a 5-megapixel rear camera, 4 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and a 1700mAh battery.

The Galaxy Grand, meanwhile, offers a 5-inch WVGA display with dual SIM card support, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with Android 4.1, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, 8 GB of storage and a 2100mAh battery.

Also launching next month is the Galaxy Pocket Plus, which houses a 2.8-inch display and runs Android 4.1, alongside an 800MHz processor, 2-megapixel camera and 4 GB of storage. April will see the launch of the Galaxy Young handset, an upgraded model of the original that features a 3-inch screen with Android 4.1, as well as 4 GB of storage and a 3-megapixel camera. Elsewhere, the company is seemingly preparing to make its 5.8-inch Galaxy Player a smartphone.

Notably absent from the roadmap is the Galaxy S4, which was recently showcased in its first alleged press image. The company confirmed it'll skip its debut during MWC, with an announcement event apparently taking place on March 22. Samsung previously said the device won't launch until May at the earliest.


 

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    house70 , January 23, 2013 5:46 PM
    Eyeing that Note 8. Mini-tablet with connectivity and productivity. And what is that e-book thing?
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    jn77 , January 23, 2013 5:49 PM
    Looks like the 1080p quad core, etc, etc, etc,..... GS4 is missing.....
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    Anonymous , January 23, 2013 5:53 PM
    That Note 8.0 is all great except for the 1280x800 screen, they couldnt have put in a 1920x1200? I mean, the nexus 7 looks nice, but this will have a lower pixel density, not making it much better than the iPad Mini, which doesnt look great in my opinion
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    meluvcookies , January 23, 2013 6:14 PM
    So 1080p on a phone and I still can't get a legit 1080p screen on a new laptop without paying a through-the-nose premium. *frustration*

    Great news in the smartphone market, but the rest of us want to get some work done on our laptops in style! :-)
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    meluvcookies , January 23, 2013 6:15 PM
    The S4, I mean, not these. silly lack of edit function. sorry
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    eklipz330 , January 23, 2013 6:49 PM
    meluvcookiesThe S4, I mean, not these. silly lack of edit function. sorry

    you can edit by clicking on "read the comments on the forums"

    you're welcome.
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    christarp , January 23, 2013 10:25 PM
    wozza365That Note 8.0 is all great except for the 1280x800 screen, they couldnt have put in a 1920x1200? I mean, the nexus 7 looks nice, but this will have a lower pixel density, not making it much better than the iPad Mini, which doesnt look great in my opinion

    They don't need to, because apple doesn't yet. As soon as apple starts making retina quality displays on the ipad mini, other companies will follow because that'll then be the new standard.
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    Darkk , January 24, 2013 3:11 AM
    Why no 4G/LTE?? 3G and WiFi only? I know 3G works but 4G/LTE is gaining traction.

    Ah well. guess it still works.
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    chocostain , January 24, 2013 9:49 AM
    christarpThey don't need to, because apple doesn't yet. As soon as apple starts making retina quality displays on the ipad mini, other companies will follow because that'll then be the new standard.


    Oh please. They don't need to follow Apple. Apple does not have an imagination to say at least after they lost Steve Jobs. It's going down the drain.


    These companies can live on their own. They are even beating apples ass.
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    11796pcs , January 25, 2013 7:12 PM
    Anyone else find following mobile phones to be difficult? They come out with new ones so often that you never really know which phones are good or not.