Peeking through Wi-Fi and DLNA certification paperwork, keen eyes have been able pick out another tablet device that could be coming soon from Samsung. This time around it appears to be a 7-inch tablet that will feature an HD display and a super fast, quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor. You might remember the processor as being the same one that is inside the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet and that gives a hint to where the pricing for this new tablet could end up. It is not likely going to be priced as affordably low as the Amazon Kindle Fire HD or the Google Nexus 7.
With that being said, the only real competition in the tablet market around the same price point is going to be the iPad Mini, which was recently announced by Apple. This could pit two long time rivals against each other again and we all know how that turned out last time. Other specs that could not be seen in the certification are not known at this time, but since it is coming in with the quad-core processor, you can bet the other features are going to be higher end.
On the certification document there are two codenames, the GT-N5100 and the GT-N5110. Those two codenames could only mean that two different models are coming and it could be as simple as one Wi-Fi only and one with 3G connectivity. Samsung has certainly given the consumers plenty of options to choose from these days. While many are going with the Galaxy Note 2, some would like to see a larger tablet with 13-inch display, or a larger Note 2 with a 7-inch display and cellular support. This does not mean that a company like Samsung is not ruling either one out, but it sure is showing were the mobile industry is headed.
Samsung also has plenty on the tablet market include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch and 10-inch models, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE support. Most of the tablets come with quad-core processors and the Android Ice Cream Sandwich software, with three of the tablets running on the Microsoft Windows 8 and RT operating systems. Keep an eye out for the announcement regarding the new Samsung 7-inch tablet.