After we’ve seen a lot of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 rumors making the headlines over the past few weeks, today it’s time to talk about the Galaxy Note 8 tablet that will reportedly arrive at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.
Everybody was reporting that the next Note tablet will be a 7-inch or a 7.7-inch terminal, as the Galaxy Tab 7.7 was a pretty popular slate. Now, the rumor mill indicates that the next-gen Samsung Galaxy Note tablet will pack an 8-inch touch panel.
The guys at SamMobile are speculating that the new terminal will sport an LCD display with a diagonal of 8 inches with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, and a 5 megapixel camera mounted on the back of the device.
Rumor has it that an 1.3 megapixel camera will be fitted on the front panel of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 8, while the terminal will feature 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 4,600 mAh battery. Galaxy Note 8 will have support for Bluetooth 4.0 and it will reportedly run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, being even thinner than the Nexus 7 (the popular 7-inch tablet co-developed by Google and ASUS), with a profile of only 7.95 mm.
It seems that the new 8-inch tablet of the South Korea-based company will debut in both 3G and WiFi only variants, but there’s no info yet regarding its compatibility with the LTE networks.
There’s no word about the processor underpinning the Galaxy Note 8, but in our opinion we might be dealing with an Exynos 4 Quad CPU at 1.6 GHz, or the powerful Exynos 5 Dual processor that debuted on the Google Nexus 10 tablet.
Since Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 Samsung didn’t experiment so much with the display size of its tablets, while the Galaxy Note 10.1 wasn’t as popular as the South Korean tablet maker expected, therefore the next member of the Note tribe should be a better gadget. We’ll see at MWC 2013 what will be the result of the new Samsung experiment.
If the rumors are accurate and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 does exist, then it will be facing Apple’s iPad Mini, so the battle on the 7.5+ inch tablet niche will get even more interesting.