Samsung Working on Budget Tablets?
Samsung seems to be extra busy trying to regain lost market share and profits this year. The South Korean tech behemoth has been going through a slump with their market share dropping – even in South Korea – and also with the sales of their flagship S5.
It looks like Samsung has finally realised that they can’t rest on their brading laurels and is hard at work when it comes to the successor to the S6 – the Galaxy S6. But it doesn’t just end there, Samsung is also keeping the low end market in mind with the release of their Tizen powered Samsung Z1 and their upcoming Samsung Galaxy J1.
New rumours are surfacing of Samsung’s efforts in the tablet arena with the rumoured new additions to the Note line as well as their Tab line coming up. In addition to that, it seems like there are 2 more tablets in the works: the SM-T116 and the SM-T113. Codenamed “Project Goya” the two tablets look to be the successors to the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.
It looks like the tablets will be taking their queue from Samsung’s new line of affordable low end devices such as the Galaxy Grand Max and the Galaxy J1. First glimpses of the SM-T113 were spotted on Indian import database Zauba with a listed price of INR 34, 774 (MYR 2035.96 / USD 566.51) – though we’re highly doubting that will be the retail price. The SM-T116, on the other hand, will be coming with a Spreatrum SC8830 processor with 1GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat.
According to SamMobile, the devices are slated for a late January release for the European market.