The tech world may be gushing over the Samsung Galaxy S II and the latest crop of Galaxy Tab tablets, but as for Samsung, it's already over the current model range and is looking ahead to the next generation.
And Samsung's mobile communications president has just spilled the beans as to what that next generation will involve, and – surprise, surprise – it's all about higher specs and better performance.
Speaking to Dow Jones Newswires, JK Shin revealed that despite 2011 already having been a busy one for the Galaxy Tab range, Sammy isn't done yet and is lining up a 4G-enabled variant to launch later this year, which will be “an evolution of and an enhanced version of” the current Tab.
“The race for 4G has already started … 4G transition is inevitable particularly for tablets because it requires faster download speeds than smartphones to handle bigger volume content,” Shin said.
Of course, the usual proviso counts for us here in the UK that 4G hardware is all fine and well, but we need the networking infrastructure to support it. But still, good news in theory.
As for the next-gen Galaxy S, Shin didn't go into any detail, but it's no real surprise that Samsung is planning a reboot for early next year, given the success of the original Galaxy S and the just-launched Galaxy S II. Keep 'em coming, Samsung – that's what we say.