Samsung 2013 Roadmap Confirms Several New Smartphones
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.