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Rumor: Samsung working on a cheaper Galaxy Note II, 13-inch tablet with keyboard dock, and the mysterious Project J

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Rumor: Samsung working on a cheaper Galaxy Note II, 13-inch tablet with keyboard dock, and the mysterious Project J
Warning: the following is just a rumor with no solid evidence to back it up. We don't assume responsibility for unmet expectations, shattered dreams, zombie apocalypse, or whatever. Now with that out the way, it is time for the latest dose of spicy speculations surrounding Samsung and the gadgets it is allegedly working on.

Rumor has it that a cheaper alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note II is already in the works and will be released on the European market. It might not carry the Note branding, however, as it will not come with an S Pen, according to the source. It is also speculated that an LCD screen will be used instead of an AMOLED panel. The idea behind this rumored handset is to let a broader range of consumers have a taste of what having a smartphone with a huge screen feels like. How much the cheaper Note II alternative will cost, however, is not being mentioned.

Next up we have a rumor about a 13.3-inch tablet by Samsung that will mimic the concept behind the Asus Transformer series. In other words, the slate will be accompanied by a physical keyboard dock. The dock could also be sold separately, as an optional accessory. Our guess is that this mysterious 13.3-inch tablet will run Android.

Last but not least, it is rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be announced in April. The smartphone has the "Project J" name attached to it, yet what that indicates is unclear at this time. 

All of the above information is said to be coming from a Korean insider, but there's no solid proof attached to it. Therefore, it is advisable to treat it all as pure speculation and don't get too excited until Samsung itself announces any of the aforementioned devices.   

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posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:32 12

1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Whatever samsung touches these days is gold:-|

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 13:41 2

19. AnTuTu (Posts: 940; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


It is gold because they are master at whatever they do.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:38 4

2. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


What's the point of having a 13 inch tablet?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:45 3

4. valapsp (Posts: 483; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Exactly. I love the portability of 7 inch tablets. 10 inch tablets are OK too but 13 is ...

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:48 1

6. valapsp (Posts: 483; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


That's why 13 is unlucky :-)

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:08 1

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2138; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Oh I remember the 2000s when you could get a 17" laptop with 750GBs of storage a full program functionality at a moderate price, and now 'why 13", it's too big', 'why demand 128GB built-in storage' and 'what's the point of full programs', really, why did we stop thinking big?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 20:30

24. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


its not about stop thinking big, its about why. There are laptop/ultrabooks that's 10-14 inches, so why would you want a 13 inch tablet (with a keyboard dock), running android to replace a laptop if it can't even do half of what regular laptop can do?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:52 3

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Apparently Plenty :)

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:57 1

9. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Like?
If its running windows, probably but android? ...no

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 06:40 1

10. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 865; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


If it has a keyboard dock and runs android/ubuntu that ubuntu has been working on then i might buy to consoladate my laptop/tablet.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 07:19 1

12. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Since its Samsung, its just going to be Android running touchWiz

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 18:51

20. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


If it looks like the Asus Zenbook or Samsung series 9 but with a detachable screen, I would totally get one for pure aesthetics alone.
But seriously..just like how everyone booed the galaxy note, a 13-inch tablet might just be the catalyst for further growth

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:41 2

3. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Samsung and cheap don't really mix nowadays, they have begun to overcharge for their phones lately. Although not as much as Apple, they still have a significant profit margin on hardware.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 07:05

11. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


over charge by charging what they have been?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 18:58

22. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Samsung has around a 20 to 30% profit margin which is higher than some OEMs but is actually a reasonable range. The other's try to keep lowering the margin in hopes of boosting sales through volume alone. Apple, on the other hand may have margins up to 50 or 60%. THAT is really unreasonable.
(facts and figures may vary)

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:47 6

5. wando77 (Posts: 315; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


The J stands for Jizz cause that's what everybody will do when it gets released

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:49

7. CellularNinja (Posts: 303; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


That would be sweet if they made a 13 inch tablet with a keyboard dock! Depending on the pricing, I would have to give that baby a good look.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:48

13. santy (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


This is what I have been waiting for. If I ever want to replace my laptop with a tab , it has to be 13 inch or so . bigger screen and portable . Add a keyboard and you are set.

This will also be a good competition to the ultrabooks if they manage to make it thin. As of now I only remember toshiba in 13" tab category . Come on Sammy

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:21

14. switza93 (Posts: 19; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


Ehhh LCD display

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:07

15. monkeytown (Posts: 108; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


'mimic something' and samsung just fits perfectly together

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 11:00

17. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


13.3, concept of ASUS Transformer? Having mixed feelings there...

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:15

18. snowgator (Posts: 3277; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


A less expensive Note 2 would fly off shelves.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 18:56

21. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Prepare to take my money, Samsung. This are the hardware upgrade i've been waiting for. I really do hope the tablet have a 1080p resolution at least

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 19:38

23. MC1123 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


it would be nice!! just a simple note!! no 4G LTE connection or nno cellular connection and simple cortex a15 dual core too!

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