Rumor: Galaxy Note 8.0 to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress

By on January 18, 2013, 9:30 AM

Samsung’s line of Galaxy Note products will soon be welcoming a new member to the family if the latest rumor to come down the pipe is to be believed. We are hearing that Samsung is preparing to introduce a new mid-range tablet at Mobile World Congress next month, making it the second slate in the Korean electronics giant’s Galaxy Note product line.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is rumored to ship with a resolution of 1,280 x 800, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front shooter, 2GB of system RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of flash storage, according to SamMobile. There will be a microSD card slot for media expansion but the publication didn’t list a potential processor, however.

The newest member of the Galaxy Note family will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and be available in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi with cellular models, albeit only 3G. True to the Note name, the tablet will also come with Samsung’s lauded S-Pen loaded with all of the accessory’s latest functionality. Battery life is unknown at this hour (no pun intended) but a 4,600 mAh battery is rumored to be on tap.

The 8-inch slate seems to be primed to compete with other popular models already available like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Apple’s iPad mini, just to name a few. Pricing and processor details, naturally, will play a big role in just how successful and competitive the Galaxy Note 8.0 will ultimately be when it launches. We should know more on this next month if the rumors pan out.

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captainawesome captainawesome said:

Why is the screen res so low? they could have gone 1080p

misor misor said:

I initially thought samsung note 8 = windows 8 tablet.

MilwaukeeMike said:

Why is the screen res so low? they could have gone 1080p

well, it's only 'rumored' to be that. But the answer would probably be the usual answer... improve battery life and performance. High-res screens are tough to do right. I don't know the math, but 1280x800 is still a pretty good ppi in a small tablet.

Guest said:

I don't know why tablets don't come with 16:9 aspect radio !!!

come on, give me a break !!!

veLa veLa said:

Why would they go back to a 5MP camera when all their devices since the S2 had 8MP

iseptimus iseptimus said:

Nice. Apple release a 7.95 tablet, it sells well, so Samsung release an 8" tablet and then make it .05" bigger, as you know, its a higher number so must be better! /facepalm @ Samsung innovation.

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