The first Samsung Galaxy Note featured a display of 5.3-inches, which many considered half phone half tablet (or phablet). Then came an actual tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1, sported a 10.1-inch display. Of course more recently the original Note was upgraded to the Galaxy Note II with a slightly bigger display, at 5.5-inches. There has to be a 7-inch tablet in the works right? Well it looks like if that’s what is in your dreams, they just might be fulfilled. A recent NenaMark2 benchmark test has revealed the GT-N5100. Based on that model number it should be a Note device, and it happens to sport a 7-inch display. Other notables include a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 (same as Note II) and a Mali-400MP GPU. It will also come with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. We will most likely see this at CES or Mobile World Congress early next year. Anybody want to guess the price of this bad boy? I’m going with $299 for 16GB.
I don’t know if HTC knows about its own proclaimed Zero-to-Hero Strategy for 2012 because evidence points to the fact that they must have missed the memo. So far we’ve seen the announcement for the One X, S, and V launches but it appears that a few others are waiting in the wings for their own launches. This includes the Fireball-turned-Incredible 4G and a codenamed device only known as the VAE_WX.
As you folks know the Incredible 4G (HTC ADR6410) has recently gained Bluetooth and LTE certification to add to the WiFi certification it received before MWC this year. This phone, that’s supposed to see a release in April, will have a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and judging from the NenaMark2 benchmarks below it’s safe to say that the processor will be of a S4 Snapdragon variety. This is based off of the evidence of it being tested using the Qualcomm Adreno 225 GPU. It will also sport a 960 x 540 resolution display but there is no details on screen size. Read more
While we were at this years CES we had the pleasure of checking out ASUS’ upcoming tablets, the 7-inch MeMO 370T and the updated HD Transformer Prime 700 series. At that time, little did we know they had another tablet hidden away somewhere that was just dying to get out. It was only a couple weeks ago that Mr. blurry cam got to see the other new ASUS tablet and luckily he shared his image for all to enjoy. At that time we had no idea what kind of specs the thing had, all we knew is that it was being referred to as the ASUS TF300T, and was red in color. Read more