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Rumors: Samsung’s “Project J,” Galaxy S4, New Note, and a 13.3-inch Tablet

New rumors out of Korea and obtained by SamMobile, introduce us to Samsung’s “Project J,” which could be the codename for the new Galaxy S device, along with a new Note, and a big ol’ 13.3″ tablet. According to this rumor, “Project J” will be introduced in April as the next generation of Galaxy S devices, something we assume means Galaxy S4 (or Galaxy SIV). Their sources had no other details, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone that followed the maximum security that surrounded the Galaxy S3.ย 

Other than the new Galaxy S phone, these rumors suggest that a new Note-style device will arrive for Europe. It won’t have S Pen functionality, and is more of an entry-level device to get users into bigger screens than anything. The S Pen feature set will all be Note exclusives.

Last, this rumor suggests that Samsung is interested in building a 13.3″ tablet with keyboard dock to take on Asus and their Transformer line. SamMobile’s sources wouldn’t specify the operating system, so it could be Windows 8 or Android.

The Galaxy S3 and Note 2 still seem so fresh in my mind, that it’s hard to even start dreaming about what’s coming next. Are you ready for Samsung to introduce new devices or are you satisfied with what you’ve got?

Via: ย SamMobile

  • The conservative in me says, “I’m Happy.” But the Greedy Techno Nerd in me says “GIVE ME MY PRECIOUS!!!!!!!

  • [email protected]

    i am about to get the s3 and by the way apple is the suckiest company ever

  • overclock

    Maybe a phone with a bigger, better battery and a more solid feel. Not everyone likes phones as light as a feather that you have to charge constantly.

  • cole hartman

    I just got the note 2 COME ON!

  • xpyroxcorex

    i want a note 7.7″!!!!!

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    Well, hopefully Samsung will fix Project Butter, as neither the Note 2 or S3 feel that smooth even on Jelly Bean, compared to my GNex. They are fast, but just don’t feel that smooth.

    • jessiejames1209

      I bought the note 2 yesterday and can say it def is fast.

      • Abhijeet Mishra

        Yes, very fast, but like I said, I can’t feel the smoothness while operating the device, and it seems that Samsung has botched up their implementation of the butter, according to the custom ROM community.

        • LionStone

          Must be all the added “features”…hmm

          • Abhijeet Mishra

            Added features are one thing for sure, hehe, but their HAL or something is messed up according to the CM developers, whatever that means. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • S Pen is unusable on hard keys, Samsung should go with on screen keys

  • DC_Guy

    I would have to echo the sentiments of all the other Note 2 owners. I’m head over heels in love with my Verizon Note 2! It’s fantastic. My company issued work cell phone is an iPhone 4S, so you can imagine how I hate to even use it now. Going from a big, beautiful 5.5 inch svreen to a 3.5 inch screen. Ugh

  • Jon

    Someone else definitely needs to compete with Asus and they keyboard dock idea. I love my Prime, but choice is good.

  • Should we believe all of these rumors. These rumors could be started by iPhone bots that can’t stand the fact that Samsung is gobbling up the smart phone market. Well, I’m pleased with my GN2. Or as I like to call it, the “Gran National”.


    Why do people want onscreen keys? I’d rather have a home button/capacitive and save the screen real estate for… the screen

    • trixnkix637

      I’d appreciate some of sort toggle for on screen nav keys and the native ability to disable capacitive buttons & their lights without a custom ROM/workarounds. The power of choice!

    • HTC1

      Thats the usual excuse for people that battle for capacitive buttons. The “real estate” it takes up is minimal!!!! if it took up double what they do now i would still want over capacitive. I can’t beleive you guys fight for them. Really? you want OLD technology. I like mine to rotate and shut on&off when their supposed to. I have Capacitive now and can’t stand them!!!!

    • xpyroxcorex

      onscreen keys are going to be awesome when theres no room for bezel and cap buttons. the front of the phone is ALL screen…. thatll be the day

  • daryle barden jr

    Still waiting on a Moto Nexus that is VZW friendly lol

  • Galaxy s4 wish list: 1080p screen, quad core processor, same screen size, Micro SD slot, Edge to edge display, battery big enough that matches life of the s3. Iphone 5s will be dead before rumors start!

  • Smithers

    Holding out for the GS4..still rocking rooted OG Incredible

  • Jeff Broders

    Eta on 7″ note?

  • wm snyder

    13 inch is not mobile but great for stationary or dock. Would of been interested but already bought my choice for 18mths……..tf700

  • skinja

    Can I just get Android on a real laptop already?

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  • I hate samsungs ui on the s3, its so slow. I just wished they paid attention to the xda community and go in their direction

  • Zac St. Louis

    I want a smaller screen…I understand people who want a bigger screen but 4.3″ – 4.5″ is perfect for me any bigger and I’m forced to use two hands. I shouldn’t have to get a low end phone to get a phone with a smaller screen. So I’d like to see a smaller (highly improbable) screen with the same resolution, quad core, 2gb ram, removable storage for my class 10 SD card, >8mp camera 2mp front facing led light hardware buttons and no side bezel.

    edit: and of course wireless charging ๐Ÿ™‚

    • wm snyder

      buy an android wrist watch with jellybean

      • Zac St. Louis

        I’d be down but then apple would sue because their nano can do that already

    • Adam Brandt

      for me, the GNex had the perfect screen size. The S3 is just a lil too big for me. I really hope they don’t make the S4 5″, isn’t that what the Note is for? I know a lot of people around here like 5+ inch displays, but I just don’t see the mass consumer market who are shopping for a phone (not a phablet) being all the keen on a 5″ screen. Especially woman

      • I think the galaxy line will stay the size it is now,5″ and more are all the note Territory

      • Zac St. Louis

        agreed, their note line should be the 5″ phone and the S line should be 4.3″-4.5″ I have a droid charge and it’s the perfect size imo

  • New Note? Damn but I’m getting the Note II in like two days…

    • wm snyder

      not untill April and then 4 to 6 months to get here sooo enjoy the note 2.

  • Justin Kos

    I’m still fine with my gnex

    • TheDrunkenClam

      Went from
      Samsung Omnia, to OG Droid, to Droid X, to Thunderbolt, and now I have my GNex.
      This will be the first Phone I’ve kept for over a year since the days of clamshell phones.

  • Bewara2009

    I can’t see what possibly Sammy do after releasing the note 2.. I mean the note 2 has everything that ppl wanted. Loving my Sammy note 2…

    • hkklife

      1080P, wireless charging, same screen size with an edge-to-edge display and overall smaller formfactor, a more efficient quad-core, more than 16Gb internal storage, and always room for a better camera(s). Plenty for a Note 3! Oh, and of course improvements to Touchwiz and S-Pen functionality.

      • mgamerz

        you forgot updates

      • Lactose_the_Intolerant

        I am intrigued by your theories and wish to subscribe to your newsletter :p

      • What about Note 4?

        • wm snyder

          no way note 10 it slices and dices does windows washes dishes and even drive your car…….Whew!! But Wait thats not all

      • Trey Mitchell

        they could also make it thinner remove the sd card slot and user replaceable battery make the back out of glass and remove the LTE
        oh wait someone has already done that…..
        and sammy isn’t that stupid……
        You hear that google? I don’t want your damn apple nexus phone 4!!
        seriously look at the nexus 4 and tell me it didn’t have the same compromises the iphone 4 did.

        Dear Samsung,

        Keep doing what you are doing but figure out a way to do the soft touch thing on your polycarbonate or something that is NOT that glossy thing you are doing.
        also more first party accessories available stateside at the same time you launch the phone please. also stop letting Verizon tell you what to do.

        • wm snyder

          tell you what to do…tell you what to do…..hope you hear a echo Samsung!

        • That’s what LG did, not Samsung. LG=Low Grade.

          • Trey Mitchell

            That was the point. It was satire. I was praising Samsung for not being stupid

      • wm snyder

        and apps2sd!!!

      • LionStone

        That’s pretty much the DNA! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • TheDrunkenClam

      …Except for the latest bone stock Android 4.2.
      Almost everything.
      They can keep the S-pen and Touchwiz.

  • Stevedub40

    As long as there is a noise cancelling mic I’m all set.

    • Geo

      and panorama shot

      • Julian Coronado

        Like no other app you could’ve downloaded 2 years ago.

        • Swing and a miss. ( อกยฐ อœส– อกยฐ)

        • Dan

          They are making fun of Apple…

        • trophynuts

          lets not forget the force closing apps and horrible lte battery life…oh wait nevermind we’re suppose to be making fun of the other guy …carry on

    • Trey Mitchell

      doho nice jab sir

    • i would actually really like this…ever compare a concert shot with an iphone? its magical

  • cooksta32676

    Loving my Note 2! Can’t stop whippin out my 5ยฝ incher.

    • Trey Mitchell

      that’s what sh….wait no that doesn’t work…..

      • Ha! That one made me “lol”, seriously. Ah, I love this site.

  • Brent Cooper

    So does this mean the Galaxy Note 2 just released on verizon will have a replacement soon? Or is this a Note-like device without the S-pen?

    • chris125

      Probably not until this time next year. The s4 will probably come or around when the s3 did this year then the note months later

  • I don’t mind seeing newer, bigger, faster phones, but I think at this point I hope to see new awesome new features and advancement in battery life and display. Current higher end phones are plenty fast enough.

  • Two words Samsung: VIRTUAL KEYS!

    • mgamerz

      While I like virtual keys, there is one issue: You cannot force the keyboard to pop up. While that doesn’t affect many people, it’s hit me a few times where I can’t get the keyboard to open ๐Ÿ™

      • Buckoman

        What’s your phone model/software version?

        • mgamerz

          Galaxy nexus. Virtual buttons ๐Ÿ™

          • if you root u can change the virtual keys. If you add menu, im pretty sure you could force it to pop up.

            Just out of curiosity, why do you need the force the keyboard?

          • mgamerz

            I do homework with mastering physics and it uses flash to enter answers… And I can’t get it to pop up the keyboard.

          • oooo. I never was a big fan of physics even though im an engineering student

      • Jon

        What in the hell are you talking about?

        • Buckoman

          Holding down the menu key will force the keyboard to pop up on some models.

  • I’d settle for an S3 with a better battery.

    • chris125

      And quad core top further future proof it

  • Samsung is announcing the next Galaxy S device just before summer? How strange and unexpected. The creator of this rumor must really have some close ties with Samsung.

  • Trueblue711

    I’m so pleased with my Galaxy S3, can’t wait to see what Samsung is planning next!

  • will bartlett

    “The Galaxy S3 and Note 2 still seem so fresh in my mindm,”

  • Nexus_FrEak

    Keep them coming!! Can’t wait to see what they do next!

  • nightscout13

    Samsung: Please ditch the Roman Numerals for identifying your devices. Stick to Numbers.

    • Roman numerals ftw

    • Trey Mitchell

      S IV does seem a little tacky .
      maybe it will be the galaxy J?

  • nextstepbasketball

    Looovvviiing my Note 2!!!

    • JetBlue

      Played with one in stores and almost didn’t want to leave since it was such a good phone. Don’t think I even saw the DNA the whole time I was there.

      • nextstepbasketball

        On unlimited Verizon plan that I want to keep so I had to shell out $699 plus tax for it, but it was well worth it.

        • cooksta32676

          Amen. I can’t seem to quit whipping out by 5ยฝ incher all day.

        • jessiejames1209

          Did you try and talk your way into keeping your unlimited data while buying the phone subsidized? I bought a note 2 yesterday and kept my unlimited data and only paid $250

          • cooksta32676

            Same here….paid $249 kept unlimited.

          • LionStone

            That is friggin awesome… I am trying to get out of the contracts with VZW though. Come Jan., Feb., and March, I will be out of contract for my 3 lines! You know, just in case they pull some crap down the road, I can just say, “See Ya!” ๐Ÿ™‚

        • LionStone

          Wow, sorry to hear that…Just for comparison: I paid $700. for the DNA WITH wireless charging pad and taxes included. So you paid appx. $750. for a bigger phone and that’s just for the phone! SD card is negligible as well as the bigger battery. After I set up my DNA, I still have 10GB available! Battery life is great, which is proof that people don’t have to pay more for a bigger phone with a bigger battery, to get great battery life ๐Ÿ™‚

          • yup…we ALL believe you… I agree with you, for most users, and most items being on a cloud now, the data storage isn’t that big of a deal, but that battery is a joke, and everyone knows it… I’d LOVE to see your screen prints, with hours of display on, showing that pathetic battery is any better than the one in a droid x2….

          • LionStone

            The battery is a joke? Have you used it besides in the store or a friend’s? Have you seen the 17.5 hrs w/ 4.2 hrs screen time I posted below? Even cooksta with the N2 say its decent, and may I remind you that’s with a 1080p SCREEN in 4G the entire time! Hah, so you go on with whatever you got my brother ๐Ÿ™‚

          • LionStone

            I have the day off so kind of unusual for me this morning I was watching videos in FULL HD and catching up with videos and highlights on NFL Mobile…2.45 hrs screen on time! Even though it’s noon and I’m usually at > 50%, it’s still more than enough to get me through the rest of my day.

      • cooksta32676

        The PPI difference isn’t even noticeable to the eye. But the sD card and removable battery that I haven’t been able to get under 30% with extreme use is very noticeable.

        • jessiejames1209

          I bought a note 2 yesterday and was wondering what are some if the things you do to preserve battery?

          • cooksta32676

            I just use the battery saver mode. It’s still money fast. And then the usual wifi, GPS, 50% backlight.

          • jessiejames1209

            So wifi only if possible and gps off right?

          • cooksta32676


        • LionStone

          Note this ๐Ÿ™‚ If the PPI isn’t noticeable than neither is the absence of SD card and removable battery on the DNA. If the battery lasts so long on the Note ll, then what’s the point of being able to remove it? Anyway, not bad for 1080p huh?

          • cooksta32676

            no, it’s pretty decent. My concern is down the road when the internal battery degrades, like some other phones I have had. I’m not insulting your purchase. yesterday I pounded the phone all day to see what it had. close to the same numbers, but substantially more screen time, left with 32 percent battery.more than a realistic day of use for me.

          • LionStone

            Ah yes, that’s a legitimate concern. Last night I finally switched out the girl’s D2G to the Inc4 I was using until the DNA came out, so both these phones are gonna have to last us a while ๐Ÿ™‚ If the DNA can last 1-2 years without the battery going sideways I’ll be happy.

            On Sunday when I took those s. shots, I was streaming a lot of NFL Mobile, so I was wondering what kind of hit the battery was gonna take, and that’s what I ended up with. So overall, pretty impressed. Enjoy! We’re living some good times on the Android front ๐Ÿ™‚

          • cooksta32676

            For sure.

          • Stephen Zimmerman

            You do know that in order for you to see 1080p on that size screen you have to have it at most 8 inches from your eyes. It is to high of a resolution for a human eye to comprehend any further than that. thought you might like to know.http://hdguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/hdtv_distance_chart.pdf This is the chart and for every inch you go down in screen size you lose about 1.55 inches in distance form you device.

    • Sven Enterlein

      If I don’t manage to early-upgrade to the Note II I might wait to see if there’ll be the next generation mid next year…. Want the Note II though!!!

    • Kevin Rees

      Me too. Lovin it

    • cooksta32676

      Me too. Haven’t gotten the battery under 30% yet with extreme use and LTE on.