With the tablet market exploding, specifically in the 7 inch range, it is a surprise that Samsung has not done more to gain market share.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been out for long enough with not enough return. Now, according to a benchmark posted on GLBenchmark, Samsung might be making another tablet in this category.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Note and Note 2 carry the model numbers GT-N7000 and GT-N7100 respectively. The model of the device benchmarked above is GT-N5100. This leads us to believe that the unreleased device is in the Note series.
Since the Note 2 was just released and the Note 10.1 is already out, that only leaves a 7-inch slot in the Note series.
The benchmarks reveal that the device will be packing Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and supposedly a 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 (Exynos 4 Quad). Later in the benchmark, a screen size of 1280 x 800 is noted and a Mali-400 MP.
Although everything mentioned above is based on a benchmark and pure speculation, keep your eyes peeled for a 7-inch Galaxy Note at CES 2013.
Do you think that Samsung has any chance in the 7 inch market against the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, and iPad mini? Let us know in the comments below.
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