Samsung Roadmap Rumors: Project J, New Note, 13-Inch Tablet

Samsung may have a few interesting devices on tap for 2013 and according to a leak, it looks like Samsung is aggressively planning to attack various form factors for mobile computing. There are three devices that were tipped in a recent rumor list posted on SamMobile, and those devices span a flagship Galaxy S smartphone, a low-end Note phablet, and a larger 13.3-inch tablet.

Project J

The leak posted makes mention of a Project J device, which is speculated to be a high-end Galaxy S flagship, perhaps even the hyped and much rumored Galaxy S IV smartphone that will be the successor to the wildly popular Galaxy S III flagship today. Unfortunately, though, the tipster could not confirm any of the previous leaked information for the Galaxy S IV, so we’re still left to ponder if the 5-inch 1080p full HD display, 13-megapixel camera sensor, and quad-core processor will all be a reality on the Galaxy S IV.

Entry-Level Phablet

With the growing success behind the Galaxy Note line, Samsung may be introducing a low-end phablet, but it’s unclear if the cheaper device will be branded with the Note moniker. According to the rumor, the S Pen digitizing stylus won’t come bundled with this entry-level phablet and we can expect a lower resolution display than the current 720p HD Super AMOLED panel on today’s Note II, but perhaps with a display size in the 5-inch range. It’s believed that Samsung won’t be using the Super AMOLED technology for the display, though that’s still yet to be determined. An entry level phablet was previously rumored under the Galaxy Grand brand.


Going Big

Samsung is also planning a larger 13.3-inch tablet, which is larger than the 10.1-inch screen sizes on today’s larger Galaxy Note tablet and the Galaxy Tab. However, it’s unclear if this new larger tablet will be an Android slate or a Windows RT or Windows 8 device. The tablet is said to be coming with its own keyboard dock, similar to what Samsung is already offering on the Ativ Smart PC and Smart PC Pro, the former of which runs Windows 8 on an Atom processor while the latter uses a Core i5 chip from Intel.