There seem to plenty of leaks around the devices that we might see at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013. The latest to join the league is Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.
According to SamMobile
, this new tablet will sport 8.0-inch 1280X800 TFT (Super Clear LCD) display. It is expected to come in two versions - Samsung GT-N5100, which will be a 3G+Wi-Fi version and the GT-N5110, which will be a Wi-Fi only version. The website also claims the dimensions of the tablet will be 211.3X136.3X7.95 mm and it will weigh around 330g.
Other rumoured specs for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 include 4600mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, option of 16 or 32GB as internal storage, 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is likely to run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). Other connectivity options may include Bluetooth version 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS.
Just like the other members of the Note series, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 too will support S-Pen.
There is no word in regards to the processor that will be powering this tablet. However, slashgear.com
is speculating that it could either be a quad-core Exynos 4 processor or Samsung's newly launched Exynos 5 Octa
processors that are being tipped to feature on Samsung Galaxy S IV and Samsung Galaxy Note III.
Though there is no information available in regards to what this tablet may cost but gizmag.com
feels that given tablet's mid-range components it may be priced as much as iPad mini or even lesser. The base model of iPad mini is available for $329.
In the month of December there were rumours regarding 7-inch Galaxy Note device being in the works
. A model by the name GT-N5100 had surfaced in NenaMark2 and GLBenchmark. At this stage it is not clear that if Samsung plans to launch only one of these Note devices in the market or both. Though having Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 may offer a greater choice to the consumer but will it make business case is something that Samsung will have to see.