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Samsung Reportedly Testing 7-Inch Galaxy Note Tablet

By - Source: SlashGear | B 11 comments

Device set to run on Ice Cream Sandwich version and feature Wi-Fi support.

Samsung appears to be creating a direct competitor to Google's best-selling Nexus 7 tablet, as well as Apple's iPad Mini, with reports saying that the Korean electronics giant is testing a 7-inch Galaxy Note tablet.

Appearing on two different test certificate listings from the DLNA Alliance, the unannounced device has two model numbers: GT-N5100 and GT-N5110.

To add credence to the existence of a 7-inch Galaxy Note tablet, the "GT-N" model number is also utilized by Samsung's existing Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets.

The DLNA Alliance describes the hardware as "Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 OS upgrade version derivative model - Ice Cream Sandwich version - Tablet". Moreover, a Wi-Fi certification for the same GT-N5110 model number brands the product as a "Wi-Fi and other" tablet integrating dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n and Wi-Fi Direct support.

The certificate also mentions a third tablet model number, the GT-T8025, which may be a separate product from the 7-inch Samsung tablet.

Samsung itself is the developer of Google's upcoming 10-inch Nexus 10 tablet, with the device due for a November 13 launch alongside the Nexus 4.

 

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    ericburnby , November 1, 2012 11:07 PM
    Typical Samsung. 4.8" GS3, 5.0" Note, 7.0", 7.7", 8,9" and 10.1" Tabs and now Note 7.0"? And how many different versions of Galaxy smart phones are there?

    I guess if you can't figure out what customers want just throw 101 devices out there and see what sticks. What a waste of R&D and tooling costs.
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    clubsaucekiller , November 1, 2012 11:10 PM
    Because we all know how successful the Tab was. No doubt this is the same junk.
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    Kami3k , November 2, 2012 12:04 AM
    ericburnbyTypical Samsung. 4.8" GS3, 5.0" Note, 7.0", 7.7", 8,9" and 10.1" Tabs and now Note 7.0"? And how many different versions of Galaxy smart phones are there?I guess if you can't figure out what customers want just throw 101 devices out there and see what sticks. What a waste of R&D and tooling costs.


    Yea, how dare a company make a product for a different group of people! Those selfish bastards!

    /facepalm
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    halcyon , November 2, 2012 12:06 AM
    ericburnbyTypical Samsung. 4.8" GS3, 5.0" Note, 7.0", 7.7", 8,9" and 10.1" Tabs and now Note 7.0"? And how many different versions of Galaxy smart phones are there?I guess if you can't figure out what customers want just throw 101 devices out there and see what sticks. What a waste of R&D and tooling costs.

    I kinda have to agree that Sammy is releasing too many sizes of basically the same thing. However, perhaps there is a market for this...somewhere?
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    halcyon , November 2, 2012 12:08 AM
    Kami3kYea, how dare a company make a product for a different group of people! Those selfish bastards!/facepalm

    I guess it seems strange that they think folks want all those different sizes.
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    bigdragon , November 2, 2012 12:41 AM
    I love my Galaxy Note 10.1, but I feel that 7 inches is too small. Honestly, I think the note tablet would have been better at 12 or 13 inches. I would definitely be interested in a supersized note, but a small 7 inch one just doesn't get my attention.
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    halcyon , November 2, 2012 1:03 AM
    I'm happy with the 10" designs as they seem like an appropriat step up from my phone. My Galaxy Note II gets the job done well. I love that thing.
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    olaf , November 2, 2012 5:19 AM
    if its at a mini price like there new tablet they can keep it :)  gimme a nexus anytime :D 
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    Anonymous , November 3, 2012 3:25 PM
    I will definatly buy a 7 inch galaxy note, and its realease its very close. read this http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/report-7-inch-samsung-galaxy-note-now-being-tested-1109059
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    Anonymous , November 10, 2012 2:44 PM
    I'd probably get one too, I own galaxy note phone and find it a bit small for taking notes during meetings. iPad mini has better handwriting apps like noteshelf, but stylus don't work as well as a galaxy note. So note 7 is best! 10 inches too big to be lugging around to meetings...
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    IQ11110002 , November 29, 2012 6:25 AM
    What I would like Samsung to do is that P10 tablet they had in plans, I hope it wasn't just the Nexus 10 with Google but a completely new tablet.
    I would love a better version of the Nexus 10,Better for me being a 64gb version with MICRO SD SLOT
    so I can expand it even further. Only thing stopping me from the Nexus is the storage is low and I don't like using cloud storage, What good is it if you don't have net when you want to use tablet.
    Samsung should do a retina display or higher version of their Galaxy Note 10.1 64gb,S-Pen, High res screen, Micro Sd support.
    Have 2 versions of it, 7 and 10 inches so it caters to a wider crowd.