By Stephen Schenck | December 4, 2013 12:17 PM
If you’ve been following the rumors about what Samsung working on for its 2014 smartphone lineup (and we sure hope you have), you’re no doubt aware that the company sounds like it’s going to be seriously busy. We’ve heard claims made that it’s preparing to launch a whole bunch of models, with many of these announcements coming very early on in the year, clustered around the trade shows we’ll be covering. Of course, that’s assuming that all of these individual rumors have gotten their timetables right. Today we hear some support that suggests they’ve largely been on the right track, with the idea that Samsung is preparing to introduce at least four or five new handsets during Q1 alone.
And really, looking back at the rumors we’ve heard, filling that many slots doesn’t sound like much of a challenge at all: the idea of an early Galaxy S 5 launch keeps coming back around, and we’ve heard to expect “lite” versions of both the Note 3 and Galaxy Grand at MWC 2014. This source also mentions a few lower-end models, which isn’t too surprising, and while it doesn’t get into hardware specifics, it’s clear that even models like these have been maturing, and we could see some respectable performance from them.
That count of four or five new Samsung models only looks at South Korea, as well, so we could easily be seeing some additional regional variants help flesh things out a bit.