Samsung Plans Dual-Core Phones, New Tablets in Feb

January 10, 2011 - Written By Anthony Hardy

Samsung had a great year in 2010 with their Galaxy S line of phones, the Galaxy Tab, as well as the Nexus S.  At CES however, while they did show off new 4G/LTE devices they did not show dual core devices or  a tablet running Honeycomb (Android 3.0).  In a interview with the president of Samsung’s mobile business JK Shin, plans were stated that a slew of new dual core devices are scheduled for release this year.  Many will be introduced at next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Shin stated, “We will continue to keep our technology leadership this year. In terms of dual-core applications, we already have a program, and next month at Mobile World Congress we will unveil it.”

Samsung is still undecided in terms of which 4G platform to go all-in on and will continue to support both LTE and WiMax.  They believe both technologies will coexist for the next decade.

Another shift Samsung is making is one from feature phones to smartphones.  They intend to make roughly about the same number of phones as they did in 2010, but the majority of the phones will be smartphones as opposed to feature phones which had higher numbers last year.

Shin also sees the tablet market expanding greatly and taking units away from low-end laptops and from netbooks. Samsung also intends to continue its support of Windows Mobile, so they continue their broad market approach, and hopefully have new and interesting products on the way.  He noted,

“You’ll definitely see new categories and new form factors, different convergence opportunities in terms of docking, and interoperability with consumer electronics.”

Source: PC Mag