Samsung Planning Some New Tablets, Including Sub-$200 Seven-Incher?


Digitimes sure is stoking the Samsung rumor fires today, and after hearing it claim that Samsung is looking to some innovative changes to its display fabrication in order to reach new super-high pixels densities, it’s back with rumors that Samsung has a whole line of new tablets coming out over the next few months, and they could be quite the affordable batch.

This time, Digitimes doesn’t even claim to have gotten this info from its “industry sources”, and just presents the info without attribution. That doesn’t make for the most believable rumor, but we’ll at least take the time to consider what it has to say.

Supposedly, Samsung is working on new 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch Android tablets that would launch in the first half of the year. That 8-incher has us thinking about the Galaxy Note 8.0, but with no mention of the S-Pen here, we’re not sure that’s the right connection to make. It’s also worth noting that we didn’t see any devices like this on the recently-leaked H1 2013 Samsung roadmap.

What’s most compelling about this rumor is how affordably Samsung could be looking to position these tablets. Digitimes says that the 7-inch model could go for just $149-$199, and the eight-incher $249-$299.

Source: Digitimes
Via: BGR

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