This year has been quite an eventful one. Major market players such as Apple, Google and Samsung have all released some phenomenal new devices. Fact of the matter is, the year is not yet over. During the next couple of months more amazing devices are up for release. Samsung has confirmed that it intends to make a major Galaxy announcement on August 15. What this means in simple words is that a new Galaxy product is about to be unveiled very soon.
It can be said with certainty that Samsung will not be announcing a new Galaxy smartphone. The Galaxy S III came out just a couple of months ago and is still in the phased roll out stage. It has slowly been gaining traction and has proved itself to be a worthwhile successor of the ever so popular Galaxy S II. At this point in time there are many theories regarding what Samsung is going to announce on August 15. The Korean manufacturer has left out the finer details as of now, and has not even confirmed whether its going to be a new Galaxy smartphone, tablet or phablet that will be announced come August 15.
We can very well speculate that Samsung’s August announcement will be about the company’s phablet, a device which is neither a phone nor a tablet but offers the functionality of both. The Samsung Galaxy Note got off to a relatively slow start in terms of sales but Samsung is hopeful that the Galaxy Note 2 will do wonders, again in terms of sales. Though there exists a small caveat. The Galaxy Note 2 announcement has been scheduled for the IFA conference in Berlin. So if Samsung is indeed announcing the new phablet on August 2, it means that there will be no such announcement at the IFA conference.
Maybe we have it all wrong. Given how the tablet market has taken off and how Samsung’s previous tablets are getting hammered in court, will August 15 bring us a new Galaxy tablet? Possibly a 7-inch one, as that market is growing by leaps and bounds. Google recently released Nexus 7, Amazon has already dominated with the Kindle Fire and is prepping its successor and Apple is said to be developing a 7.85-inch iPad Mini. Dozens of other manufacturers already have their 7-inch tablets out in the market. Is Samsung responding with its own mid-range tablet? We will have to wait till August 15 to get the definitive answers.