At a quick glance, one could look at the words “Kona, Roma, and Santos” and think they were looking at the names of three high-end coffee roasts, but to tablet aficionados they’re the codenames of the next generation of Samsung tablets.
On Tuesday, Sammobile.com cited its “Korean insider” who provided information about what the tablet community can expect from Samsung in the first half of 2013. The first of the three tablets to be referenced, codenamed KONA, is the 8” Galaxy Note tablet that we reported on yesterday.
Outside of confirming the specs that we already knew (namely its 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM) we learned that KONA will limbo in at a weight of 330g with a thickness of 7.95mm.
Samsung’s got tablets on the brain if this rumour proves true.
SANTOS is the codename assigned to the new line of Galaxy Tab 3 slates, which will come in a 10.1″ model with the possibility of a 7″ variant looming as well. Outside of the name, size, and fact that they’ll come in 3G and Wi-Fi varieties, the only thing known about SANTOS slates is that Samsung will release them in white first on account of “some winter feelings”.
The final line of rumoured tablets, ROMA, is a high-end tablet that will come in 16GB and 32GB variants with a 5-megapixel camera. There’s no word on the other technical specs or OS expected with the ROMA (Samsung GT-P8200) but it should be out in the first half of 2013 as well.