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It's been a couple of year since the Galaxy Tab 7 and Galaxy Tab 10 were released, even with a few intensive fights with Apple over the patents lawsuits, Samsung will likely to announced a their third generator of the Galaxy Tab devices.
Rumor has it that the newest Galaxy Tab 3 tablets aka "Santos" will be unveiled, and just like their predecessors, they will come in a 7- and 10.1-inch form factor. We have no idea what the resolution will be, however. The processor of choice is also shrouded by mystery at this time.
On the other hand, AndroidCentral claims that both Galaxy Tab 3 models sport a 5-megapixel main camera. There will also be 3G and Wi-Fi-only variants of the two devices. As far as model names are concerned, they are said to be GT-P3200, GT-P3210, GT-P5200 and GT-P5210. Both the 7- and 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 should be on the market within the first half of 2013.
Something to look forward at the Mobile World Congress, and we will keep you updated.
Earlier on, there was a buzz on the likely coming out of a Samsung device, namely the Galaxy S 4 first week of April. As to whether this report is accurate remained to be seen, since it purportedly came from a "trusted" Samsung insider. Another report made this rumor apparent and the tech world is already anticipating its coming out.
The new Galaxy S 4 is said to be featuring a 5-in AMOLED display in full HD and will supposedly also feature a new sub-pixel technology. According to the source, manufacture of the Galaxy S 4 parts has already been under way. Their target assembly and launch will be on March and April, respectively.
Although no word has come of the exact place of launch yet, Samsung will reportedly formally introduce the device on March 15th. Definitely, the Galaxy S4 will most likely be launched way ahead its fiercest competitor, which Apple's IPhone 5S.
When rumors about the Galaxy S IV started coming out, speculators inadvertently thought this was secretly referred to by Samsung as the Project J. Then, when the real code name for the Galaxy S IV project came out as Altius, tech enthusiasts started using the term and dismissed "Project J," all the while thinking they were the same thing. Recently, however, the talks of having a "Project J" that does not pertain to the Galaxy S IV has been revived and along with it, new ones that Samsung is also working on, a "Project J Mini", which people believe to be a version of the Galaxy S IV and "Project J Active", believed to be a watch or a media player.
No reports exist yet but for all we know, it could be as awesome as the Galaxy S IV, only smaller or an entirely different and disappointing device, much as the Galaxy S III Mini is compared to its "bigger brother". No word as well if these new devices will be compatible with the wireless charger that Samsung introduced at the FCC.
By end of 2013, IHS analysts think that Samsung will double its lead for cellphone handset manufacturing. This will also be brought about by the shipment of Galaxy S 4 units, which has just been touted as the most pre-registered phone in history by Carphone Warehouse, a large online mobile vendor in UK.
IHS also thinks that Samsung, which is already leading by 5%, is likely to increase its lead further by 11% over Nokia, which is the second top manufacturer. Apple comes in at third.
Samsung really sits on great marketing and with most of its rivals experiencing difficulties in growth and are experiencing other internal conflicts, this could be the year that Samsung will become undisputed smartphone manufacturer in all market ranges.
However, some people are getting quite concerned about its success that it is already associated with Android. Will Android be swallowed up by Samsung as well or will it provoke Google to create a device that will rival Samsung's success? What do you think?
We have told you about the Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 i9200 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 i9150 last month, Samsung has said they will be released starting May in Europe.
Now according to unwiredview, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 was supposed to become available on May 6, and the Mega 5.8 this week, but we haven't seen it's on the market at this time. We have noted by the Inquirer that CarPhone Warehouse going to stock the Galaxy Mega 6.3 only starting July. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has a 6.3-inch LCD display with 720p resolution, a 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5 GB of RAM, as well as 8 or 16 GB of storage space, expandable via a microSD slot. Te Mega 6.3 also features an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.9 front one, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with the TouchWiz interface.
Galaxy Mega has a 5.8 inch display with qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels), a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, and 1.5 GB of RAM. The expandable internal storage is 8 GB, and the cameras are also 8 and 1.9 megapixel ones. The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 also runs Android 4.2.
Samsung announced just a few days ago it has shipped 10 million Galaxy S4 units globally. It is an impressive milestone achieved in less than a month.
According to RBC Captial Markets analyst Mark Sue, Galaxy S4 sales will reach 80 million units in 2013
"Galaxy S-4 demand in the first month of availability has been incrementally better than our estimate of 10M units," Sue wrote in a note to clients on Thursday. "In comparison, the S-III took nearly 2 months (50 days) to achieve the 10M units mark. Our broad-based channel checks at U.S. stores indicate that demand for the 16G S-4 devices remains strong with 32G Black devices mostly sold-out and 32G White devices yet to make it to the stores."
He continued, "At this pace, the GS-4 is likely to cross 20M shipments in 2Q13, potentially reaching 80M S-4 unit shipments in CY13. We expect the new version of Samsung's Note (III) to hit retail shelves in September. We expect Apple to have an updated multi-device smartphone portolio [sic] with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 and iPhone mini this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 momentum is far from over and Samsung is doing everything to maximize its potential. It has already announced the Galaxy S4 mini, but we expect the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphones to join the lineup very soon.
Above image is the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for the US carriers. According to evleaks, it has revealed three new hues from the S4 mini, arriving on AT&T and Sprint networks in the US.
AT&T will be getting an extremely flashy shade of pink, or hot pink because it is often referred to. That one is bound to divide opinions but there is no shortage of people that like pink devices.
Sprint has got the more sober shades. You have the standard monochrome, or Black Mist and White Frost, as Samsung likes to call them.
Other than the colors, they are identical to the existing Galaxy S4 mini available in the US.
What do you guys think about the pink Galaxy S4 mini?
According to Mobile Review's Eldar Murtazin, who correctly predicted Galaxy S4 launch date last year, ensures us Samsung will announce the Galaxy S5 on February 23d, a day before on Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
For those who are wondering the specs of the Galaxy S5. Earlier it was rumored as.
- Completely new design
- Plastic chassis, with premium metal version released later
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and new Exynos (could be 64-bit) CPUs
- 3 or 4GB of RAM
- New TouchWiz UI
- 5.2" 2560x1440px display
- 16 megapixel camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- ~3000 mAh battery
According to news by the Korean media, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with a swipe fingerprint sensor, and this new sensor has apparently been developed in house by Samsung. Unlike Apple's Touch ID scanner, this won't be a touch-and-hold affair but rather a swipe recognition system - which sounds similar to the LG G2 unlock button, but with recognition.
One of the challenges that Apple faced with their iPhone 5S, was supply of the handset when it launched due to the fingerprint sensor, this is something that Samsung could avoid, as they will apparently manufacture the sensor themselves.
The Galaxy S5 is rumored to come with a 5.25 inch display that will have a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and it looks like Samsung will launch the handset with different processors in different regions.
The Galaxy S5 is also said to come with a 16 megapixel camera, this will apparently be Samsung's ISOCELL camera, and the device will also feature a front facing 3.2 megapixel camera.
Expect to see Samsung unveil the Galaxy S5 on 24 February in Barcelona.
There were rumors that Samsung might make the Galaxy S5 waterproof. Samsung has previously made versions of the Galaxy S waterproof, but only on the Active line, not the primary S smartphone.
A new trailer for the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event appears to confirm those suspicions that the Galaxy S5 will be able to withstand water.
Take a look at the video below and see what other activities Samsung plans to make Galaxy friendly. Find out more on Monday 24 February at the Samsung UNPACKED event in Barcelona.