Samsung may launch four new tablets at Mobile World Congress 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1Mobile World Congress is one of the most important mobile technology events of the year, and it starts on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain. Almost every major manufacturer will be at the show (except for Apple, as the company never attends officially) and will be showing off a variety of new products.

Samsung is expected to have quite a line-up, as it didn’t launch any new mobile products during CES 2013 at the beginning of January. Several rumours have been forming around the firm’s tablet plans, and the first concerns an 8-inch version of its Galaxy Note tablet, currently only available with a 10.1-inch screen.

Named the Galaxy Note 8.0, the 8-inch screen could have a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which is the same as the Galaxy Note 10.1, be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and feature a 5-megapixel camera and Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its operating system. Like its bigger brother, the S-Pen stylus will be one of its standout features.

Samsung’s plans don’t stop there either, as it could be updating its Galaxy Tab range too. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 are rumoured to appear in Barcelona, each running Android and featuring a 5-megapixel rear camera. Finally, a new range-topping tablet codenamed Roma could get its debut, but there’s no information on its feature list.

The source of these rumours is anonymous, naturally, so as with all reports like this, it’s best to take them lightly. However, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has been mentioned by a Samsung executive recently, so of the four, that’s the one which is most likely to make its first public appearance at the show.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars