Samsung Rumors: Galaxy S IV, 13-Inch Tablet, Budget-Priced Note II

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We just heard a little about rumored Samsung hardware overnight, and now we’re ready to follow that up with a whole new pack of Samsung rumors, including one looking to the arrival of Galaxy S IV.

There’s already been some talk about the GS4 moving up to a a five-inch screen, and one that’s 1080p, at that. While this source hasn’t been able to confirm just what hardware Samsung may have in mind for the phone, he did offer a codename for the handset: Project J. He also adds that Samsung is aiming to introduce Project J/the Galaxy S IV sometime in April.

While the Galaxy S IV will no doubt be quite high-end, we also get some rumors about more affordable hardware. One claims that Samsung is looking to make the Note II, one of the more expensive Androids around, a whole lot more affordable by releasing a lower-end hardware variant. We don’t get any details on exactly what Samsung might be thinking along the lines of an SoC, but the manufacturer may look to cut costs by not featuring support for the S Pen stylus. That would be an interesting change, and we can’t help but wonder if that might mean the phone’s not released under the Galaxy Note banner.

Finally, Samsung may be looking to move into extra-large tablet territory and release a 13.3-incher. According to this source, Samsung would market the tablet alongside a keyboard dock, but for the moment there are a lot of questions about this device, not the least of which is just what operating system it might run. Android may make a lot of sense, but for now it’s not a sure thing.

Source: SamMobile

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