Samsung Espresso 10 and Espresso 7 tablets coming in June?
Samsung has a lot of tablets on the market right now (or coming soon). The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1… and let’s not forget the versions with different built-in connectivity of the aforementioned products.
Those are a lot of SKUs. But apparently they may not be enough for the Korean company. Samsung could be prepping to introduce two more tablets in June. They will both run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will apparently launch alongside the Galaxy Note 10.1 (since last we heard, that’s been delayed until June).
At least that’s what the image above says. This apparently is an internal Samsung document outlining the company’s new Smart TV range. Samsung’s Smart View Android app connects your mobile device to your Samsung TV, and in the box regarding it, we can see that two new tablets are mentioned: the Espresso 10 and the Espresso 7.
The Espresso 10 is due to launch in June, and the Espresso 7’s release time frame is currently TBD. As you’d expect with a leak coming from such an unusual place, there are unfortunately no more details about these tablets at this time.
One could, however, speculate that they’ll be sporting the quad-core Exynos processor that Samsung is currently working on (and which may also show up in the upcoming Galaxy S III smartphone), and probably a Full HD (1920×1200) resolution touchscreen for the Espresso 10. Wishing for it to be a Super AMOLED panel is probably taking things too far right now, but the Espresso 7 could get an AMOLED 1280×800 touchscreen. If these things do happen (and that’s a big if), Samsung will get closer to Apple in the new PPI (pixels per inch) race.
But it’s all speculation at the moment. Also keep in mind that the image above could easily be a fake. That said, Samsung pretty much has to launch some fresh high-end tablets (especially a 10-incher), since its current offerings aren’t the cream of the crop, hardware-wise, anymore. The Galaxy Note 10.1 may get a new processor while it’s being delayed, but some people will still be turned off by that stylus. Furthermore, because of the wealth of stylus-specific premium bundled software on that tablet, the price is likely to be a tad steeper than what we’re used to seeing in the Android world. So Samsung may need another 10″ device to be its ‘mainstream’ PPI-leading tablet for the remainder of this year.