Earlier this month, a model by the name GT-N5100 had surfaced in NenaMark2 and now it has been spotted at GLBenchmark. According to grapevine this device might be 7-inch Galaxy Note.
The benchmarks seem to confirm that the Galaxy Note 7 will sport a 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor, a 1280 x 800 display resolution and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box.
It is now a little too early to predict whether Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled at the forthcoming CES 2013 or Mobile World Congress (MWC), or in fact any other time.
Samsung has managed to taste success with its previous Note models. Samsung Galaxy Note II managed to sell over 5 million units within two months since the phablet started shipping. Currently, Samsung is also offering 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 800, (aka Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1) for Rs. 39,990 in India.
So there are going to be plenty of expectations pegged around Samsung Galaxy Note 7 when it launches and it will be interesting to see what will be Samsung's pricing strategy for this tablet. There are already rumours doing the rounds that Asus and Acer may launch affordable 7-inch tablets soon that will be available for $99. In order to compete with them, Samsung too might have to price its forthcoming tablet on the similar lines.
Another interesting Samsung device that might be launched at the CES of MWC is Samsung Galaxy S IV. While the Samsung Galaxy S III was unveiled in May 2012, there's plenty of buzz that its successor may be unveiled a bit earlier next year.