It appears that Samsung may already be working on a successor to the Galaxy Note, a device that straddles the smartphone and tablet space with its 5.3-inch high resolution 1280 X 800-pixel display. Though there’s little information about the successor(s) to the original Galaxy Note, which will be headed to AT&T’s 4G LTE network soon in the U.S. as was announced at CES 2012, the WiFi certification forum had released the model numbers for the new devices.
The original Galaxy Note had sported the model number GT-N7000. According to WiFi certification, there are several new models that Samsung may introduce, perhaps with different frequencies and network supports for various carriers around the globe. In the past, we’ve seen the GT-N8000 get WiFi approval, and now we’re seeing the GT-N8010 and GT-8013 get approval for WiFi 802.11 b/g/n.
The new models may be introduced next month in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress. Another potential site for announcement would be CTIA Spring 2012 in May in New Orleans.
It’s unclear when the new models may appear. The original Galaxy Note was introduced late last year at the IFA trade show in Germany.