Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 are definitely one of the most popular Android-powered tablets currently available on the market. Both the Amazon and the Google terminals are activating on the 7-inch tablet segment, making many of the Android enthusiasts forgetting about Samsung’s alternative for the segment, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
Well, it seems that the South Korea-based company is preparing a rival for the two aforementioned terminals, as the NenaMark benchmark logs are suggesting that an alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is in the works.
The device spotted in the NenaMark logs is a Samsung terminal codenamed GT-N5100, a name reminiscent of company’s Galaxy Note line-up.
The logs are also indicating that the Samsung device has a display resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels which would be ideal for a tablet that activates on the 7-inch segment. Even though both the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD have a display resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, the South Korea-based company probably opted for 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio for its 7-inch slate.
The NenaMark benchmark also unveiled that the alleged Galaxy Note 7 (we’ll call it this way until Samsung makes an official announcement) is powered by a 1.6 GHz processor. Even though the number of cores is yet unknown we might be dealing with the quad-core Exynos 4 Quad chipset hidden underneath Galaxy Note 2′s case. The Mali 400MP GPU that appeared in the logs is also suggesting that the Galaxy Note 7 might boast the Exynos 4 Quad SoC.
Regarding the operating system underpinning the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, NenaMark points that it’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Anyway, it’s to early to make speculations on the Android version that will come pre-loaded on the 7-inch tablet, as it might be updated to Android 4.2 by the time hit hits the market.
Because it’s a member of the Galaxy Note tribe, the 7-inch Samsung tablet is expected to drop with a stylus and with the Premium Suite pack, integrating a handful of applications optimized for the S-Pen stylus.
Time will tell whether this is or not the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but it would be nice for the South Koreans to bring a 7-inch tablet capable of withstanding the heavy competition of Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD and… iPad Mini.