2012 has been a great year for Samsung. Their Galaxy S3 handset has exceeded high expectations in terms of sales and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that was released later in the year has also struck a chord with consumers wanting the ultimate in screen size and processing power. A new model has recently popped up on a popular internet site and many experts believe that this may well be the next generation of the Galaxy Note which is due to be released in 2013.
GLBenchmark is a popular bench marking site that tests the performance of a range of top smartphones. Recently a new handset has been added to the site that is known as the Samsung GT-N5100 and it looks distinctly like the new Galaxy Note 7 that is set to be released next year. The model is offering a large 7 inch screen with a very high resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The model in question has an Exynos 4412 processor chip on board clocked at 1.6Ghz, the same speed as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The model looks set to ship with version 4.1.2 of the popular Android operating system while camera fans will appreciate the high quality that the 13 mega pixel camera will deliver.
As we approach 2013 we are just weeks away from two major exhibitions and it is rumoured that Samsung may choose to unveil this new device at one of these. MWC and CES 2013 both take place in January so we may not have to wait long to get an official glimpse of this new model. A key factor behinds Samsung’s decision to make such a large jump in screen size from the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the release of the iPad Mini from Apple which has sold very well over the festive period. By introducing a seven inch smartphone Samsung will appeal to consumers looking for a mini tablet as well as those wanting a large screened phone.
It looks as though we may well be treated to a seven inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 over the coming months meaning that the company will offer a great range of large screened devices from the 4.8 inch Samsung Galaxy S3 to this new handset with its monster sized screen.