Earlier this year, a DLNA Certification revealed that a new Samsung Galaxy Note tablet was in the works. A UAP later revealed that the tablet (GT-N5100) would be touting a 1280 x 800 screen resolution. Earlier this month the device surfaced on Nenamark2 benchmark website and has now revealed itself with an appearance on the GLBenchmark website. This device has been known as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to the “N” being a symbol for a Note tablet and then — of course — the 7-inch display. Samsung has not announced the device just yet, but we should expect an appearance at Mobile World Congress or CES even.
According to the benchmarks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be touting a 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos CPU, a 1280 x 800 7-inch display and will have Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box. This is the same resolution found in Google’s ASUS-made Nexus 7. It also seems that the Galaxy Note 7 will be touting the same 216ppi (pixels per inch) that the Google Nexus 7 features.
If Samsung’s Galaxy Note III ends up featuring the rumored 6.3-inch display, it’d be hard to understand as to why Samsung would produce a 7-inch Note tablet. Albeit bumping the display up to 7.8- or 8.1-inches would easily fix that. Again, the 6.3-inch display on the Note III is currently just a rumor, but if it turned out to be a fact, a Samsung Galaxy Note tablet with a 7-inch display would hardly make any sense. Then again, we’re probably a good year away from seeing any great amount of information on the Note III.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would enter the market as a competitor to Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s recently refreshed Kindle Fire line up. We should be hearing more about this tablet at CES or MWC in 2013.