Samsung's 2013 Roadmap Leaked: Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Xcover 2, And More

By Anu Passary email: | Jan 25, 2013 02:05 PM EST

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Samsung's armory of upcoming Galaxy mobile devices are set to create quite a stir in the consumer market, and no, we are not talking about the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.

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A roadmap of the company's impending 2013 offerings has leaked online and points to several new smartphones and a tablet, which are slated to release in the first half of the year itself.

The leaked roadmap is courtesy Techno Buffalo, which stumbled across the product portfolio, and gives us a glimpse into as many as four new devices to look forward to in H1 2013. Some of the devices you may already be familiar with thanks to the recurrent leaks, whereas others will take you by surprise.

The Samsung devices that are scheduled for a H1 2013 release are Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Pocket Plus, and Galaxy Young.

Galaxy Note 8.0
Galaxy Note 8.0

Galaxy Note 8.0

Recently, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet would be launched at the MWC 2013 in February. Leaked images and specs of the upcoming tablet have been floating online for a while now, and the leaked roadmap confirms what we already know. The specs are as follows: 

  • 8-inch TFT display (1280 x 800 pixels resolution)
  • 1.6GHz quad-core processor
  • 5-megapixel primary camera,
  • 1.3-megapixel secondary camera
  • 16/32GB internal storage (microSD card slot included)
  • E-book
  • S-Note, S-Memo, and S-Planner
  • 4,600mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Release date: Feb. 2013 (MWC 2013)

Availability: March 2013  


Galaxy Xcover 2
Galaxy Xcover 2

Galaxy Xcover 2

Rumors regarding the GT-S7710 or Galaxy Xcover 2 smartphone surfaced just last week and now, we get a dekko at the specs and features of the phone and its anticipated date of release. The specs are as follows:

  • 4-inch WVGA display
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 5-megapixel primary camera,
  • VGA secondary camera
  • 4GB internal storage (microSD card slot included)
  • Dustproof  and waterproof (IP67)
  • 1,700mAH battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Availability: Feb. 2013

Galaxy Young

Galaxy Young

Samsung's Galaxy Young or GT-S6310/ GT-S6312 is set to get a refresh if the leaked roadmap is to be believed. What's more it will come with dual-SIM support. The specs are as follows:

  • 3-inch or 3.3-inch WVGA display
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 3-megapixel primary camera
  • 4GB internal storage  (microSD card slot included)
  • Dual-SIM
  • A-GPS
  • 1,300mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Availability: April 2013

Galaxy Pocket Plus
Galaxy Pocket Plus

Galaxy Pocket Plus

The Galaxy Pocket Plus is no stranger to leaks either and images of the phone popped up online just last week. The specs of the Galaxy Pocket Plus, per the roadmap, are as follows:

  • 2.8-inch HVGA display
  • 850MHz processor
  • 2-megapixel primary camera
  • 4GB internal storage (microSD card slot included)
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 1,200mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Single-SIM and dual-SIM

Availability: Jan 2013 (single-SIM) and Feb. 2013 (dual-SIM)

With a plethora of devices set to make an appearance in H1 2013, Samsung is leaving no stone unturned to give rivals sleepless nights. Whether the devices launch as allegedly scheduled; however, remains to be seen.

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