Samsung Teases Windows 8 Tablet for IFA 2012

While we expected a handful of Windows 8 tablets to get announced at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung has already confirmed that it will be announcing at least one Windows Phone 8 at this year’s trade show.

In a Facebook post, by way of The Verge, Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching a Windows 8 tablet at IFA 2012. It has teased the announcement using a photo depicting a tablet running Microsoft’s Windows 8 software which is set to launch in late October.

The photo is not accompanied by any specifications or a name though it very well could be the Samsung Series 5 Hybrid that we saw back in June.

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This may be Samsung’s Series 5 Hybrid.

The previous leak pegged the tablet as having a micro SD card slot, high speed USB port, 1080p HD 11-inch display, and front- and rear-facing cameras and battery life of up to 10 hours or so.

It also may use a low wattage Intel Clover Trail x86-based CPU.

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If this tablet in the leak is one in the same, it will also be coming with a keyboard dock which will allow owners to dock the device when they need a physical keyboard and un-dock it when they want to use the device like a tablet.

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Another look at the Samsung Series 5 Hybrid.

It’s a concept that has already been put out there by Asus and Acer and it looks like Samsung could follow suit at this year’s IFA show.

These Windows 8 tablets will be competing for the hearts of consumers with Microsoft’s very own Surface tablet which is expected to launch with Windows 8 on October 26th of this year.

We fully expect IFA to be chock full of Windows 8 tablet announcements so we expect Samsung and Microsoft’s Surface to have plenty more company before the holidays arrive.

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We’ll be reporting live from IFA in Berlin, Germany this week so stay tuned for all of the details.

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