We saw some surprising tablets last year including the Nexus lineup (Nexus 7, Nexus 10) and the Asus Transformer Pad. We are expecting to see some magical tablets this year too so let’s take a look at the 5 tablets we should look out for this year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
We saw some leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 recently via SamMobile and according to inews24.com, JK Shin, Samsung’s mobile chief has confirmed that the new Galaxy device will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress next month. JK Shin didn’t confirm the rumored specs, but we can expect to see 8-inch 1280×800 display, 5 megapixel back camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 1.6 Quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB optional storage and the Note lineup special, S-Pen.
The new Galaxy Note device will feature Jelly Bean 4.2 out-of-the-box and 4600mAh battery. We don’t know if the leaked image is real or not but we can expect to see the real device next month.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Sony announced the 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z recently after unveiling its smartphone cousin at the CES. It’s the thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet with attractive features like 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon chip, 1080p screen with Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 6,000mAh battery and NFC and LTE support.
Like its smartphone cousin, this tablet also features 8.1-megapixel camera with Sony’s latest Exmor R technology for amazing pictures. You will find Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box and it will be available in two different colors, black and white. We don’t know anything about its availability or price.
The Razer Edge is a 10.1-inch Windows 8 based gaming tablet from Razer. We recently saw this PC gaming tablet in CES with the Gamepad Controller dock. The Razer Edge Pro gaming tablet comes with an Nvidia mobile graphics card for smooth gaming, Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and optional 128GB or 256GB SSD. There is another version with Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB SSD. You can buy the pro version for $1,299 and the simple Razer Edge for $999.
If you are a hardcore gamer, you can buy the gamepad controller dock for $249.99 and the keyboard dock with illuminated keys for $199.
Vizio 10-inch Tablet
Vizio’s 10-inch tablet is another amazing tablet we saw in CES this year. The tablet features 2560×1600 display in its 10.1-inch screen, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 32GB of Storage, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and front and rear cameras. But the most attractive feature of this Vizio tablet is Nvidia’s latest Tegra 4 processor for pushing the extra pixels.
We don’t know when this device is coming or its pricing details yet.
Google Nexus 7.7
LG is currently working on two Nexus devices and the rumored Nexus 7.7 tablet is expected to be one of them.
The tablet is expected to feature a 7.7-inch display like it’s title suggests with 1920×1200 resolution, Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 720p HD front and rear camera and optional 8/16GB of Storage. Moreover, the tablet is expected to feature Android’s upcoming OS, Key Lime Pie. We don’t have any solid information yet so we have to depend on these rumors for now before any official announcement.