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

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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24 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Whatever samsung touches these days is gold:-|

19. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

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

2. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

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

6. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

That's why 13 is unlucky :-)

16. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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?

24. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 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?

8. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Apparently Plenty :)

9. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

10. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

12. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

20. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 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

3. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 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.

11. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

over charge by charging what they have been?

22. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 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)

5. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

7. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

13. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 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

14. switza93

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Ehhh LCD display

15. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

'mimic something' and samsung just fits perfectly together

17. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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

18. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

A less expensive Note 2 would fly off shelves.

21. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 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

23. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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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