Samsung’s President of Mobile Communications J.K. Shin, has revealed the Korean manufacturers future plans which shall see the release of Samsung Galaxy S III early next year and a Galaxy Tab 4G release no later than Fall 2011. Samsung wishes to launch a 4G tablet just to differentiate itself in the tablet flooded market.
As far as the Galaxy Tab 4G is concerned, it is not yet known which particular 4G technology the upcoming Samsung tablet will be supporting. For example in the U.S., there’s T-Mobile USA has HSPA+, Verizon has LTE and Sprint has WiMax. Also, it hasn’t be revealed what version of Android the Galaxy Tab 4G will be running. Our best guess is that it may come bearing Android 4.0 or “Ice Cream Sandwich” which was announced at Google I/O earlier this month.
At CTIA 2011, Samsung has already revealed the world’s thinnest tablets and successors to the original Galaxy Tab, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9. Both of these tablets have dual core processors and are powered by the tablet optimized Android 3.0 or Honeycomb. These tablets are shipping next month. There hasn’t been much said about the Samsung Galaxy S III, but looking at the success achieved by the Samsung Galaxy S II in just one month of being launched, one can be sure that Samsung may have a lot up its sleeves when it updates its flagship smartphone early next year.
Only recently, Samsung has been sued by Apple on charges of “blatantly copying” Apple’s design in its Galaxy line of products and infringing upon its patents. Apple demanded Samsung to show them their upcoming devices, a demand which was later reciprocated by Samsung to see iPhone 5 and iPad 3.
Samsung has indeed established itself an a strong competitor in the market. Lets see what the Koreans have in store for us, in the near future.