Samsung notoriously loves churning out devices at a variety of sizes, and while the strategy is clearly paying off, we’re struggling to get our noggins around this one.
JK Shin has already promised the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launch for Mobile World Congress, but we’re also being told - unofficially - to expect an 8in Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. Say what?
To be fair, it’s all a bit vague at this stage, but let’s rewind to late January and a rumour from DigiTimes, suggesting Samsung will release three Galaxy Tabs this year.
One of those is said to be an 8in device, but, as I observed at the time, it’s not clear if that’s a different device from the already-confirmed Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.
Well, it seems like that might indeed be the case; two separate devices. A mysterious chap codenamed ‘santos’ has been benchmarked with a resolution of 800 x 1280. The codename was previously linked to an 8in Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Other specs supposedly confirmed by the benchmark include Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) and a 1.5GHz processor.
We’re half expecting Samsung to clear things up at Mobile World Congress, though last week we heard that the South Koreans mightn’t bother with a Barca press event, suggesting it'll be keeping a low profile.