Has another Samsung Galaxy Note release date been penciled in for the coming weeks?
Samsung is well and truly on a roll with its Galaxy Note Tabphone hybrid lineup, having effectively created an entirely new market and gone on to dominate it in no uncertain terms. Well, it now appear that their gap-bridging half-tablet half-Smartphone efforts are to be taken one step further, as rumor has it that a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been earmarked for an early 2013 release date.
As the name suggests, the Galaxy Note 7 will follow in the footsteps of its larger and smaller siblings, though with a 7-inch screen to target what has become one of the most lucrative mid-size device markets of all.
Beady-eyed Android aficionados have over the last few days highlighted the listing of new Nenamark2 bench test which detail a 7-inch device from Samsung, which has already been conclusively accepted as the Galaxy Note 7. Further specs and features for the Samsung GT-N5100 are touched upon by way of 1,280 by 800 screen resolution, an Exynos 1.6GHz processor and Android Jelly Bean running the show.
No details as of yet as to how generous Samsung has been with the camera’s megapixels or battery life, or indeed how the Galaxy Note 7 will be priced to rival its nearest Android brethren.
Given the fact that the Note will would most likely be pitted head-to-head with the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Samsung has little choice but to retail the mid-size Note for a genuinely affordable price.
The two versions of the Galaxy Note on the market cater for high-end buyers and thus carry similarly high-end price-tags. However, both are also relatively unique in a variety of ways – the Note 7 will be stepping onto the turf of a number of established names however and will therefore have a great deal more to prove.