It has been barely a day since Samsung launched the Galaxy S 4 in India, and already the Internet is abuzz with news about products the South Korean company has in its pipeline. According to a report on WSJ, Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a rugged version of the Galaxy S 4, a 4.3-inch version of the Galaxy S 4 and an 8-inch Galaxy Tab. Also Read - Huawei P50, P50 Pro with OLED display, HarmonyOS launched: Price, features
The news of a rugged and more durable version of its flagship model doesn’t come as a surprise, as during the Galaxy S 4 launch in Dubai, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics Young Soo Kim had unintentionally revealed about such a device in the making. Quoting a source familiar with such matters, the WSJ report claims that the device tentatively called the Galaxy S 4 Active, will look and feel just like the Galaxy S 4 but will be water and dust-proof. Samsung claims that the device is designed with a war zone in mind which is an indication that it may be trying to earn government and MNC contracts. Also Read - Airtel Rs 79 plan vs JioPhone Rs 75 prepaid plan compared: Which offers better value?
The source also revealed that the South Korean company is readying an 8-inch tablet for launch in June which would join its Galaxy-line of tablets. The source says that the upcoming tablet will be placed between the two existing tablets in Samsung’s Galaxy–line and could very well be the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which leaked a few days back. According to the leaked specifications, the 8-inch tablet will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and feature a 1280×800 pixels display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 3-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel camera at the front and a massive 4,500mAH battery.
In addition to the rugged smartphone and the 8-inch tablet, Samsung is also reportedly planning to launch a smaller 4.3-inch Galaxy S 4 in July. Though the source didn’t reveal a name for the device this could be Galaxy S 4 mini, which leaked online earlier this month. As the earlier report claims, the Galaxy S 4 mini is said to be available in two variants– a dual-SIM with dual-core processor and a single-SIM with quad-core processor. It is also believed to feature a 4.3-inch qHD display, an 8-megapixel camera and Android version 4.2.2. The smartphone is expected to be launched in Black Mist and White Frost colors.