Last year was a big one for Samsung and tablets, and while it may not have delivered any models that really carried the clout of its smartphone offerings, it sure had a good number of them. So far this year, things have been quiet on the tablet front; will Samsung unleash a similar torrent upon us? We’ve already checked out evidence pointing to quite a few in-development models, later identified as a possible new Galaxy Tab 8.0 and 10.1, and new Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1. Tonight we’re wondering if that’s only scratching the surface, as we learn of a development that could point to a much larger tablet effort?
Remember how over the last several months we’ve seen Samsung start a few new smartphone families, bringing us devices from the Galaxy A, Galaxy E, and Galaxy J lineups? Some parallel developments could be underway with work on new tablets, as the company has been spotted filing for trademarks on the Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy Tab E, and Galaxy Tab J.
For the moment that’s all we’ve got: the names. There’s no guarantee Samsung’s even thinking about manufacturing these new tablets; it may just be hedging its bets, trademarking them with the expectation that some day it may want to use one or more. But then again, it might. With MWC just a few weeks away, will we be seeing any of these possible tablets take the stage at Samsung’s Unpacked event? We’ll be on the ground in Barcelona to find out.