Remember that Samsung event at the IFA trade show in Berlin, which is going to be held on September 1? Of course, you do.
Samsung is expected to reveal a few new devices at the event, probably hoping to grab some limelight before Apple does the iPhone 5 launch event and steals it all.
Until now, we were thinking that Samsung might be launching a few new Android smartphones at the event, possibly an upgraded version of the Galaxy S 2. But today, according to a report by the guys at TIMN, Samsung is planning to launch three new devices. The information about these new devices was apparently hidden within Samsung’s own teaser app for Android.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
This will be the 7 inch version of the new Galaxy Tab. It will likely run Android 3.2 Honeycomb and will have specifications similar to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung Wave 3
This will be a smartphone running the new version of the Bada OS, Samsung’s pet project. With Google buying Motorola, most Android manufacturers must be feeling pretty insecure right now, but at least Samsung has an alternative – its own homegrown OS. Expect the Wave 3 to rival the Samsung Galaxy S 2 in terms of specifications, similar to the Wave and the Galaxy S.
Samsung Galaxy Note
Now this is the most interesting part. I think it may be an ebook reader, possibly powered by Android, but I’m not sure. With Amazon planning to enter the tablet space, Samsung may be planning to take the fight to Amazon. It will probably be an inexpensive device, which will compete with Amazon’s rumored tablet and serve the budget end of the market, which we know is a potential gold mine for anyone who figures out how to manufacture good, cheap tablets.
The Samsung Unpacked event is just a week away; we will keep you updated.