Samsung will reportedly launch four new tablets in the first quarter of 2014, adding high-end “Pro” and entry-level “Lite” Android slates to its existing product lines. The news comes from SamMobile, which cites an anonymous insider and generally has a pretty good sense of what the South Korean company is up to.
According to the latest report, early 2014 will see the release of a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, a Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, a super-sized Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, and a cheaper 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. All devices will apparently come in Wi-Fi and LTE models, except the new Tab 3 Lite which will only support 3G networks.
SamMobile also offers up a roadmap for Samsung’s new tablets, claiming the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will be first to launch in mid-January. A month later, the South Korea company will allegedly launch the 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab Pro and the Note Pro 12.2, with the Tab Pro 10.1 following a week later. This schedule is still up in the air, though the report claims all four devices will definitely hit the market by the end of March.
Samsung’s strategy of releasing new devices in all shapes and sizes year-round has worked pretty well so far, and CES next month or Mobile World Congress in February would give it good platforms to make the announcements. With four new Android tablets rumored to launch we’ll likely see more leaks in the near future. Stay tuned.