Android fans the world over have just cause for celebration this week, following what’s as good as confirmation of at least five new Samsung product release dates on the imminent horizon. The evidence comes courtesy of a spate of new GLBenchmarks for five as-yet unannounced products – the Samsung Galaxy Young, the Galaxy Star, the Galaxy Pocket 2, the Galaxy Frame and the rather curious GT-I9150.
Kicking off with the fifth of the five first, the Samsung GT-I9150 is listed as packing a 1.2GHz processor, 960 by 540 qHD display and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in the driver’s seat. Next up is the Samsung Galaxy Pocket 2, which according to the benchtest listing sports a modest 320 by 240 display, an 850MHz processor and the same version of Android Jelly Bean.
Moving on, Android Jelly Bean also takes the helm for the Galaxy Frame, Young and Star. The Star comes in pretty low on the range with a 320 by 240 VGA display and a Speadtrum CPU, while the Galaxy Young ups the ante slightly with 1GHz chip and a 480 by 320 screen.
Finally, the Galaxy Frame is largely identical to the young, though appears in two different versions including one with Near Field Communication.
What all of the above amounts to is an extremely clear indication that Samsung’s product release roadmap for 2013 really is in no way restricted to only the highest-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Note 3. Having held onto the world’s number-one spot in terms of Smartphone shipments thanks in no small part to emerging and developing markets, the South Korean company will undoubtedly be focusing more effort than ever before on the lower and middle-ranges of the Smartphone consumer public.
2012 proved that ‘bang for buck’ was becoming a more important consideration in the US than ever before – the above five could therefore land as outright bargains to deliver this in spades.