Is Samsung working on a Galaxy Note 7.0 or Galaxy Note 7.7?

Is Samsung working on a Galaxy Note 7.0 or Galaxy Note 7.7?Samsung's policy of firing out Galaxy devices left, right and centre has clearly worked, with the company reportedly having just set a new all-time record for most smartphones sold in a three-month period.

Things haven't been quite so stellar when it comes to tablets, though – but with 7in slates all the rage, how about a 7in variant of the Galaxy Note to twist your arm?

That's what SamMobile seems to think is in the offing – or maybe a 7.7in Galaxy Note, or actually possibly an 8.9in model.

To explain, it all comes from a new DLNA certification for a Samsung GT-N5100. With previous Galaxy Note devices all having had a “GT-N” format model number, it seems a strong likelihood.

And with the Galaxy Note range comprising solely the Galaxy Note 2 “phablet” at 5.5in and the full-size Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, it seems a fair call that any incoming model would fall somewhere in the middle.

The non-stylus Galaxy Tab 7.7 first landed more than a year ago now, though Apple's lawyers ensured its initial presence was decidedly fleeting.

But it was a fairly decent bit of kit, and a similarly sized Galaxy Note complete with second-gen S-Pen and maybe some of the strength Samsung has brought to the Nexus 10 (though probably not a 2,560 x 1,600 display, it's fair to assume) sounds a far better proposition than the current Galaxy Tab 2 offerings.

Via BGR

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 30, 2012 at 19:25

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 31, 2012 at 00:53

Not enough? http://www.phonearena.com/phones/manufacturers/Samsung/tablets
To be fair, some of those aren't tablets and some are just variants of the same tablet (see 2010).

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 31, 2012 at 01:50

Not enough? http://www.phonearena.com/phones/manufacturers/Samsung/tablets
To be fair, some of those aren't tablets and some are just variants of the same tablet (see 2010).


Yeah, sure.... But still...they sold what? 50x? :p
And who on earth can keep those names apart? It's like the 25 names the Galaxy S has all over the world.

StackedTimothyA  Oct. 31, 2012 at 08:48

Wait, people are still buying Samsung tablets?

Stelph  Oct. 31, 2012 at 09:26

Id still quite like samsung (and asus) keep making tablets, but they would need to change their strategy now that Google and the nexus has the budget/standard tablet range sewn up.

Id like to see them aim for the luxury tablet range, focus on only producing note tablets (i.e. ones with a stylus) and really push the tablets for content creation by producing a range of apps designed for content creation (a movie editior, photo editor, music editor) and have it made easy to load onto the tablets (full SD reader, full USB), making sure it all just works (full codex support so you can literally load any movie file, picture file etc and create content with it easily)

They could do this and still price the tablet at the same (or undercut) the iPad, and I think for a lot of people it would be a tempting alternative

Stelph  Oct. 31, 2012 at 09:53

Actually imagine this to take the fight to apple, samsung continues to sell the galaxy 7.7 but with a price of around the same or just under as the iPad mini, with specs that just pip the ipad (higher res screen, larger storage, connectors) but alongside this bring out the big guns Galaxy note 7.7, more expensive but sporting all the things mentioned above as a content creators dream tablet. would be fun way of taking a cheeky pot shot at apple :)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 31, 2012 at 11:11

Wait, people are still buying Samsung tablets? whaddaya mean, "still"?
Have they ever? :p
It seems we are approaching the moment when there are as many Galaxy tab models as there are bought Galaxy tabs in the wild.

Oh, hey...just kidding. They are good tabs if you crave an Android tab.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 31, 2012 at 11:28

Id still quite like samsung (and asus) keep making tablets, but they would need to change their strategy now that Google and the nexus has the budget/standard tablet range sewn up.

Id like to see them aim for the luxury tablet range, focus on only producing note tablets (i.e. ones with a stylus) and really push the tablets for content creation by producing a range of apps designed for content creation (a movie editior, photo editor, music editor) and have it made easy to load onto the tablets (full SD reader, full USB), making sure it all just works (full codex support so you can literally load any movie file, picture file etc and create content with it easily)

They could do this and still price the tablet at the same (or undercut) the iPad, and I think for a lot of people it would be a tempting alternative


Luxury tabs? Yes, I kind of agree there. Samsung should skip a couple of models and make
ONE truly stunning device.
I know their plastics form a sturdy whole, but the devices still don't 'wow' in terms of hardware and feel. Leaving aside the goodies under the hood, I could list dozens of non Android phones and tabs that look and feel classier.
The Galaxy Note 2 I'm currently toying with has some great software. It's sturdy, it feels sleek for its size. But that clear coat looks like some cheap Bush product - even though it works well - is very scratch resistant etc... The new S-Pen is better than the first one, but it
still feels fiddly and cheap. I've used 2006/2007 winmo devices with styluses that felt more quality...
I really miss a couple of classy Android phones. F*ck 'the thinnest'/'fastest' and what-not.
A tab that doesn't creak (hello, Note 10.1), a phone that shows its price and feels like you can throw it at and right through a wall.
I guess, what I mean is a Lumia 920 or E7 with Android... And among tabs a combo of Toshiba's Excite and Sony's S tab...

Alas - we get another P1000 clone..just thinner/faster blah blah...
Make it thicker - pack a full USB port and some other useful goodies...
The Samsung Win 7 Slate looked and felt better than any of its Android buddies. But even that one had questionable features: USB port in the dock! Hello portability - nice to balance on your knees on the train....
The Wave three with its sleeve unibody showed that Samsung can make clever use of REAL metal rather than some faux trim.

And its not just Samsung. The Legend was the last Android phone that felt classy. And it was a generation behind in terms of software etc...

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