It looks like the recent rumors talking about Samsung's plans to bring a new member to the Galaxy Note tribe were accurate. According to an official of the South Korea-based company, Samsung will announce an 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet later next month, during Mobile World Congress 2013 event in Barcelona.
Barely had the first rumors regarding the existence of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hit the web and a official confirmation of the terminal was made.
Moreover, the guys at Techno Buffalo managed to get their hands on a product portfolio that contains details about the Samsung products planned to debut for the first half of 2013. Besides the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet, there are also a couple of new smartphones like Galaxy Pocket Plus, Young Galaxy and Galaxy Xcover 2.
Reports are indicating that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be underpinned by a quad-core Exynos 4 chipset based on four Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz, plus 2 GB of RAM. There's no doubt that the SoC we are talking about is the same unit fitted inside the second phablet of the South Korean phone maker, the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The same tech publication informs that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, codenamed N5100, will come with an 8-inch Super Clear LCD display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, and HSPA+ connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also bring Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n, a 5 megapixel camera mounted on the back and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera.
The technical specifications list also includes a 4,600 mAh battery, 16/32 GB of internal storage and microSD card slot.
As we mentioned in a previous post the 8-inch tablet will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, packed with Samsung's proprietary S-Note, S-Memo, and S-Planner applications. Since the terminal is a member of the Galaxy Note tribe it will also feature an S-Pen and TouchWiz user interface optimized for stylus interaction.
Even though we don't have a confirmation yet, it seems the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will hit the market in March. Anyway we will hear more at Mobile World Congress 2013 event that is scheduled to open its gates next month.