Samsung has always taken a shotgun approach to Android phones and tablets. The company offers phones, portable media players, and tablets in a range of sizes — sometimes with devices that are barely distinguishable from one another (Do we really need tablets with 7, 7.7, 8.9, and 10.1 inch screens?)
But so far the company has only offered two versions of the Galaxy Note at a time: A large phone-sized model with a 5+ inch screen and a 10.1 inch model. Now it looks like the company could be preparing a 7 inch model as well… or at least some sort of new model.
Update: How about an 8 inch model?
The Samsung Galaxy Note is distinguished by the “S Pen” stylus that comes with it. Both the phone and tablet models include these pressure-sensitive pens which you can use to write or draw on the screen, as well as apps for drawing, taking notes, and doing more.
Each Galaxy Note released to date has had a model number of GT-Nxxx, so when a GT-N5100 device popped up at the DLNA testing site last month, the folks at SamMobile took notice.
Now SamMobile has spotted some more info about the device — this time at the GLBenchmark site.
While there’s no mention of screen size, the benchmark info shows a device running Android 4.1.2 with a 1.6 GHz processor (likely a Samsung Exynos 4412) and a 1280 x 800 pixel display.
Since 7 inch tablets are all the rage these days… and since Samsung doesn’t currently have a 7 inch Note, it seems like an obvious hole in the lineup for the company to fill.
On the other hand, for all we know this could be a model with a 4 inch or 13 inch screen.
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