The tech world has been buzzing about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 since it was unveiled at the end of August, but that isn’t the only device the electronics manufacturer will debut this fall. On Friday AT&T announced that three new 4G LTE gadgets will join the “phablet” follow up before the holiday season, including two smartphones and one tablet.
No official release date has been announced for these mobile devices, but they are expected to be launched within the coming months, AllThingsD reports. This could give Samsung more of an edge in the market as the holiday season approaches. Although the smartphone-tablet hybrid is projected to sell 20 million units, the introduction of two other LTE smartphones could appeal to users who want a smaller, more conventional device.
Details and features are still sparse, but here’s a rundown of information that has been revealed:
Samsung Galaxy Express
This simplistic device targeted at first-time smartphone users and will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Features include a 4.5-inch display and a rear-facing five-megapixel camera powered by a 2,000 mAh battery and 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro
As the name insinuates, this Samsung smartphone offers a rugged, waterproof design that can withstand up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Adept for athletes and adventurers, the Galaxy Rugby Pro is also shock-resistant and dust proof and will support AT&T’s push-to-talk service that will launch in November.
Other features include a 4-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a five-megapixel camera and full device encryption.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
This larger-screen Galaxy Tab sequel comes with pre-installed Samsung services, such as the Media Hub entertainment center and the remote control app Smart Remote. It comes equipped with a 7,000 mAh battery and also supports on-device encryption VPN access.
Samsung and AT&T have not announced any pricing or availability for these devices. Perhaps Samsung will stamp these devices with a November release date like the Galaxy Note 2, giving users time to add the different-flavored gadgets to the top of their holiday wish-lists.