We may be seeing even more of Samsung’s ever-expanding Galaxy in 2013 as the South Korean electronics giant is expected to unveil at least two more Galaxy devices at the IFA Expo in Berlin from Sept. 6-11.
Insiders have told SamMobile that we will likely be introduced to a new Samsung tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3, as well as the newest addition to the company's "phablet" line, the Galaxy Note 3, at this fall's media event.
Many suggest these plans fall in step with Samsung’s history of announcing its Galaxy tablet and “phablet” devices at or around the IFA Expo. The original Galaxy Note was unveiled at IFA 2011 while the Galaxy Note 2 was unveiled at the Berlin Radio Show in 2012 that took place just before the opening of that year’s IFA event. The original Galaxy Tab was also unveiled at IFA 2010, but the Galaxy Tab 2 was unveiled at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, alongside the Galaxy Note 10.1.
Details about both devices remain particularly scarce at the moment. Murmurs about the Galaxy Note 3 began hitting the Web in early March, suggesting that the device will feature a 5.9-inch OLED display with Full HD resolution as well as the Exynos 5 Octa quad-core processor that will also be seen in some variants of the recently unveiled Galaxy S4.
Several sources have also considered that we can look at features on the S4 to predict the specs of the Galaxy Note 3, which may include availability on many carriers, a redesigned form factor, an improved camera and display, a powerhouse battery and an Android software update, among many others.
Android Authority reports that executives at AT&T are reviewing a mock-up of the upcoming device this week.
As for the Galaxy Tab 3, three variants of the device have surfaced on a DLNA certificate, detailing that the tablet will feature different sizes and modes of connectivity. Notebook Italia initially reported that the three tablets listed under the model numbers GT-P32xx, GT-P52xx and GT-P82xx may be sold as the Galaxy tab 3 7.0, Galaxy tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 Plus, featuring either Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G LTE capability.
Not much else is known about the Galaxy Tab 3 or its possible variants; however those devices as well as the Galaxy Note 3 are expected to natively run Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, as Google’s upcoming operating system will likely be unveiled at the Google I/O conference in May, with a release date projected for June or July.
According to Digital Trends, Samsung’s Mobile Unpacked event that took place on March 14 at Radio City Music Hall to unveil the Galaxy S4 was the first of many events the company has planned for this year. With so many devices and variants, perhaps Samsung has a few tricks up its sleeve to fuel its ever expanding popularity.
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.