Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaks out with benchmarks, iPad mini competitor coming at MWC?
Here is what the expected Galaxy Note 8.0 is said to look like in terms of specifications:
Platform: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Official name: GALAXY Note 8.0 (3G, Wi-Fi)
Product codes: GT-N5100, GT-N5110
Battery: 4,600 mAh
Dimensions: 211.3 × 136.3 × 7.95 mm , 330 grams
Display: 8.0-inch 1280×800 TFT (Super Clear LCD)
Processor: 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412
Internal storage: 16/32GB (optional) + microSD (up to 32GB)
What’s most interesting, is that SamMobile points out that this should be a cheap alternative to the iPad mini, and if Samsung manages to price this low enough, we can see Apple having one more reason to be worried.
The existence of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is of course not officially confirmed by the Korean company, but judging by the overall good track record of SamMobile where the rumor originates from, there are good chances to soon see this device. We've also seen numerous leaks of the device under its GT-N5100 codename with the first leaks being from around October.
Once again, we are seeing Samsung being Samsung, extremely quickly reacting to what it sees as successful devices. If it manages to stay away from lawsuits here, there is plenty of reasons to get excited, just take a look at the first leaked benchmark results right below.
source: SamMobile, UDN via GSM Arena
1. spiderpig2894 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 05:59 10 0
Samsung Galaxy Note (5.3), Samsung Galaxy Note II (5.5), Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
24. rihel_95 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:38 5 0
atleast Sammy should beef up the resolution (coz its made for digital art) keeping the price in mind!
27. sid07desai posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:58 4 1
What next? Galaxy Note 20.1 ? 4k resolution anyone?
2. TIrrodan92 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:00 2 5
Business As Usual! however to low specs yet. we need more from Sammy!
3. eDiesel posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:10 5 2
Beware of Samsung LCD light bleed. They are trying to tell me its "normal" on the nexus 10.
4. tiara6918 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:12 7 0
Sammy is giving more size options for consumers in smartphones and tables which is a very great deal. This note8 will be an awesome addition to the galaxy series!
5. _Bone_ posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:12 1 5
I'd get an A15 fullHD 8-incher around $300, and after Nexus 4-7-10 I think we're getting there, but a 2012-tech low-res tab probably in the late 300s... nah. Better wait for hopefully a 12" 2600k Note with octa-core.
6. rusticguy posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:13 3 0
So samsung gets a "Stylus" to that size even before Apple has time to really have a working prototype of their recently patented "Active Stylus".
8. Victor.H posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:27 13 1
Think price here. In comparison, Apple released the iPad mini with 2 year-old specs.
9. _Bone_ posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:46 0 3
Polaroid will come out with a 7" tablet for $129 and 10" for $229. Where do you think a 8" Note should land?
14. rusticguy posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:11 0 0
ipad mini (16GB) in India on ebay sells for around $400.
This would interest me if it sells for $300.00 or less. Anything above that is a waste. It has to be priced $100 below mini to make any impact. But i doubt if this would come at that price. Let's see.
16. protozeloz posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:32 2 0
Unlike Polaroid this is a brand backed product... It could easily sell lots
10. tiara6918 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:47 0 0
Couldn't agree with you more, those specs seem reasonable enough if they want to make a tablet with a price range that is less or equal to the iPad mini
21. darac posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:57 0 0
I'm well aware of that.
And I see Samsung trying to follow on the same logic but it's a very short sighted and dumb approach.
They're very wrong if they think they can just mash up the ingredients like that and expect people to react like they are being served with The Brand.
Apple iPad mini is far more than just a sum of its parts.
11. faisolbauuz posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:53 0 0
If you want the specs just wait for second gen nexus 7 im sure its gonna use Next gen A15 chips with low proce
12. ultimatebatman posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:59 10 0
Samsung already had a 7.7 inch tab, So Apple DID NOT invent a category. Also, All tablets need pens to be more than just kiddie toys.
13. ajac09 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:09 0 0
so go buy a different pen and bam your "toy" is now more then that lol
18. protozeloz posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:41 0 0
While I agree that saying Samsung made the 7' category and it was a matter of time before they had it done A note that size, it is competing with the iPad....
I don't think this idea is 2 months old tho we have been talking about 7+' note tablet for some time now so this is much older than. That
15. protozeloz posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:30 0 0
Yes!!! Come to papa! I don't have anything to hate on my nexus 7 but compared with the stylus I need to use on it I would prefer the Spen at least for Photoshop and taking notes 100 cheaper than the iPad would be enough for me.... Also please don't make it as big, but as pocketable as the nexus7 I can carry that thing in my pants!
I've been asking for this months ago :D
17. TylerGrunter posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:36 3 0
If this beauty ends upd below 250 Euros it will be mine!
22. darkkjedii posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:12 2 0
Samsung is creating a major brand, and a darn good one too
23. kingcombo78 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:06 1 0
niiceee..... looking forward on how this will turn out..but im still gettin the note 10.1
25. Jeradiah3 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:04 0 0
I would buy this tablet. this would be a first to have an 8in tablet. for it to have the same features as the rest of the Galaxy Note family is a plus. probably the only downfall to this is that its not LTE equipped, but thats ok because most people would get the WiFi version like the Nexus 7
26. BadAssAbe posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:55 0 0
Samsung Is the best because of their Super AMOLED screen and processors i think.
They should try to make a 7in tablet with Super AMOLED screen.
I think they are making a 6.1in Note phone, So they're almost there.
I hate the "blacks" on LCD screen, more like really dark greys
28. InspectorGadget80 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:08 2 0
Wait a minute why put in the title ipad mini competitor? Havent 7" screen been out long before ipad mini. U guys have to change the title galaxy tab been out for a year
29. techguy22 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:15 0 0
i'd take the note 8 with full HD. otherwise i have no interest in any ipad mini or note 8.
30. shamataa posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:56 0 0
I don't think it will 400. Knowing Samsung they are smart unlike Apple they actually price it at a Reasonably(can't stress this enough) price point like 300 for Wi-Fi only model and 320 and up for 3G models. They want to make you happy:).
31. GTR722 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 15:33 0 0
Screen is old tech to be honest....Amazon did a 8.9 screen with 1200p...and IPS....this is not even IPS
33. taz89 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 19:26 3 0
ummm have you not heard of the the tab 7.7 which is close to 8 and came out long before the ipad mini..''It took Samsung only two months after the launch of the iPad mini in November to come up with an 8-inch tablet of its own'' you try to make it sound like the only reason samsung are making a 8'' tab is because apple made an ipad mini and that apple made a small tablet before samsung...some of these writers just cant hide there love for some companies...