Samsung might ring in the new year with four new tablets, from ultra cheap to AMOLED ones
We've been hearing from many sources that Samsung will shift focus to midrange phones and tablets next year, as that's where the highest growth is expected then. The flagship market is nearing its point of saturation everywhere, while tablets and convertibles are becoming people's main computing devices in lieu of traditional PCs.
To reiterate those rumors, an insider has spilled the beans about Samsung's alleged tablet plans, saying that it will start the new year with a bang, releasing no less than four slates in Q1. One of those will be the market share warrior Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (SM-T111), which is likely to hit the market for just about one hundred EUR or USD, which infers rather modest specs.
The other three are likely to be the Super AMOLED tablets we heard about, the 12" Galaxy Note ((SM-P900) slate, and also eventually a 13.3-inch convertible that might be dual-boot Windows and Android, if Samsung has managed to iron out the patent infringement kinks that prevented the ATIV Q from launch. In any case, those are all expected to be announced early 2014, which means we might see them as soon as Samsung's alleged event around the MWC expo, which starts at the end of February. Samsung's not had a good tablet year in 2013, but it seems determined to turn those tides in 2014.