Samsung is all set to launch its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The tablet has been leaked extensively
in the past. Now Phonearena.com
is reporting that Galaxy Note 8.0 will start retailing in Bulgaria from end of March.
The website also claims that Wi-Fi only model of Galaxy Note 8.0 will be priced at 699 Bulgarian leva, which translates to roughly 359 euros. While the 3G+WiFi version will carry a price tag of 869 Bulgarian leva that is approximately 449 euros. Earlier rumours had suggested that Wi-Fi only version of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will be priced between $249 to $299.
It is being touted that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will compete head on with Apple's iPad mini. As per the past rumours, Galaxy Note 8.0 will come with an 8-inch screen with 1280x800 resolution display. Apple iPad mini on the other hand has a 7.9-inch screen with a display of 1024x768 pixels. However, 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini cost 349 euros, which is slightly cheaper than the rumoured price for Galaxy Note 8.0.
The other expected specs for Galaxy Note 8.0 include 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, options of 16/32GB as internal storage, 5-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, HSPA+ and LTE support and the famed S-Pen.
It is likely to run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and connectivity options may include Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS. It is expected to come with a 4,600mAh battery. The dimensions of the tablet will be 211.3X136.3X7.95 mm and it will weigh around 330g.
Apart from Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung is also expected to unveil P3200 Galaxy Tab 3 at the MWC 2013. As of now, there is no clarity on what will be the screen size for this tablet but it is expected to be either 7-inch or 8-inch tablet.