Disappointed by this morning’s announcement of the Galaxy Tab 3? Samsung may just be working on some more exciting tablets behind the scenes. SamMobile reports that the company has several tablets in development, with three in particular standing out amongst the crowd. Those include a new 8-inch Galaxy Tab, along with two 11-inch tablets.
Above: The Nexus 10
First up is the Galaxy Tab 8.0, reportedly featuring an 8-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. Other specifications include a quad-core Exynos 4 processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a microSD card slot. SamMobile’s sources say that Samsung is still working on problems with AMOLED screen burn, however. That might be why we haven’t seen a larger tablet with an AMOLED screen since the Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Meanwhile, the company is also said to be working on the Galaxy Tab 11. That device would feature a Super PLS LCD display of unknown resolution, along with a dual-core Exynos 5 processor and an 8-megapixel camera. The company may also be working on a new Nexus tablet, if SamMobile’s information is to be believed. The size of the display would be increased to 11-inches, with the tablet again using a Super PLS display.
SamMobile doesn’t indicate what resolution the tablet will be, but it would be hard to see Samsung using anything less than the 2560×1600 panel it currently uses for the Nexus 10. The Nexus 11, as it’s being called, would be significant for another reason. Samsung is reportedly looking to use the same Exynos 5410 that’s found in certain Galaxy S4 variants, which would make the device the first tablet with an octa-core processor. It’s unclear, however, when the Nexus 11 will be released, if at all: SamMobile says that Samsung first “needs to get approvement from Google”.
[spotted at PhoneArena]