The original Samsung Galaxy Note was a surprising success. Now with its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the limelight and boasting an even bigger display, there is talk that Samsung will continue expand the popular Note lineup. So next up is purportedly a Samsung Galaxy Note to compete against small tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may be joined by 7″ variant
Phandroid reports that benchmark tests have revealed a device with the name of Samsung GT-N5100, which is a tablet of 7 inches and which seems to be in the Note family. The model number is similar to all other tablets and phones in the series, which gives us reason to believe that the new device will join the line-up.
The benchmark test has revealed that the device will have a resolution of 720p HD and it will come with a quad core processor of 1.6GHz and Mali-400 GPU just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Given that it has the Exynos processor of the Note 2, it should offer a superb experience, although the Cortex A15 would have been preferable. It will have Jelly Bean 4.1.2, however if a news OS is out at the time then this may change when the device is launched.
If Samsung were to reveal a 7 inch tablet that had the S Pen features then it would be a smart move for them. More people are turning to the 7 inch form factor thanks to it being less cumbersome. It has been proven to be the perfect sized device for reading ebooks and Samsung may think that 7 inches is the perfect size for anyone who likes to be creative or who takes notes.
If the device made its way out before Christmas it would be a lovely surprise from Samsung. However, more than likely Samsung will reveal it in 2012 at the CES or even the Mobile World Congress, so we could see it in released in spring.
Whether it will be able to compete against the likes of the affordable choices which include the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7 or premium ones like the iPad Mini remain to be seen. However one thing is for sure and that is that the S Pen feature has the X Factor and could encourage people to start saving for the device.
Interestingly the Samsung Galaxy S3 was followed by an S3 Mini, and now we have the already larger Samsung Galaxy Note 2 getting an even bigger brother!