updated 12:37 pm EDT, Tue October 30, 2012
Samsung may double down in 7-inch segment with stylus device
Samsung may be preparing a new entry for the increasingly crowded 7-inch tablet segment, as the South Korean electronics powerhouse is thought to be working on a smaller version of its stylus-enabled Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The size of the device is not yet certain, but entries in the DLNA certification logs show an as yet unrevealed Samsung device that bears the same prefix in its model number as previous Galaxy Note devices. Should the device materialize, it would give Samsung three S Pen-enabled devices on the market, including the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note II.
The information first popped up on AndroidSlash, which noted the similarity between the GT-N prefix seen in the new DLNA entries and those of the two existing Galaxy Note devices. Supposedly, the tablet described would fall between seven and nine inches, with an HD display and the same processor seen in Samsung's Galaxy S III. That processor would be a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412.
Beyond these rumors, little else is known about the device. Its product name and device model/SKU both read GT-N5100. Another entry describes a device with the product name and SKU of GT-N5110, which could mean that Samsung is bringing one device to market in two models, perhaps a Wi-Fi and 3G model.