Just the other day, a DLNA certification showed us the GT-N5100, which was said to be the all-new Samsung Galaxy Note tablet. The first time that the model number came up was for a Wi-Fi certification. While the size of this tablet’s screen is still unknown, there are still chances that this guy could be a 7.7-inch screen so that the tablet could compete with the 7.9-inch screen on Apple’s newly announced iPad Mini.
Despite the size of the screen on this rumored device, a User Agent Profile unveiled that the resolution of the screen on the mini Samsung GALAXY Note would be set at 1280 x 800, which is the resolution you can find on the 7-inch display of the Google Nexus 7. Further speculation is saying that the tablet will be rocking the same quad-core 1.4GHz processor that is powering the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet. Not only that, but the S-Pen is going to be in the 7.7-inch GALAXY Note as well. You should also be expecting to see Android 4.1 Jelly Bean installed on the tablet, but I personally would expect with the announcement of Android 4.2 that we would be more likely to see that as well. In fact, I would be quite surprised if we don’t see Android 4.2 installed on this rumored GALAXY Note. It would have to at least be something available upon launch.
Samsung is hoping to compete heavily with the full-sized Apple iPad models with the new Nexus 10, which was just introduced this Monday with a fantastic 2560 x 1600 10-inch screen rocking a pixel density of 299ppi. The GT-N5100, as we mentioned earlier, might just be aimed at the Apple iPad Mini when you put into consideration that it has just launched, and with the holiday shopping seasons getting ready to start up, I wouldn’t expect Samsung Electronics to wait too long before unveiling this tablet. Of course, it could take a couple of more months, but considering that a larger version of the GALAXY Note is already out, a 7.7-inch wouldn’t be that hard to release by the shopping season.
Whatever ends up happening, it’ll be really interesting to see what happens with the GALAXY Note 7.7-inch. So far we have the Kindle Fire HD (and the upcoming 8.6″ variant), the Nook HD+, Google’s Nexus 7, and now the Nexus 10 that are huge competitors in this market, and seeing that Samsung to burst in it as well might be interesting. They definitely have a good tablet, but is it going to be enough to take on all of the publicity that the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 10 are getting? It might not be, but it will definitely be awesome to have another choice to choose from in this ever-expanding market. I’m excited to see what the Korean based manufactuer can come up with.
If Samsung were to release this GALAXY Note 7.7-inch, do you think it would be a formidable competitor against Apple’s iPad Mini or any of the other smaller screen tablets? Sound off in the comments!
source: Phone Arena