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Samsung's J.K. Shin confirms 8 inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet for MWC

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Samsung's J.K. Shin confirms 8 inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet for MWC
The other day, we told you that there was a rumor revolving around a new 8 inch tablet for Samsung. Now, the head of Samsung Mobile, J.K. Shin, is confirming that the tablet will make its way to Barcelona next month for MWC. With an 8 inch screen, this device would be aimed squarely at the Apple iPad mini.

J.K. Shin says that the Samsung GALAXY Note 8 is coming to MWC

J.K. Shin says that the Samsung GALAXY Note 8 is coming to MWC

We've seen the benchmark numbers for the GT-N5100 and the GT-N5110 and we believe that it could be the tablet in question. The achilles heel of the Apple iPad mini has been its screen resolution so Samsung is whacking away right at it with resolution of 1280 x 800 on the 8 inch slate, according to the benchmark tests. That is the same resolution Sammy put on the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, but on an 8 inch screen. Additionally, the tablet could be powered with a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor. 2GB of RAM will be on board and there will be both a 16GB model and one packing 32GB. You can always expand the storage using the 32GB capacity microSD slot. Back and front camera weigh in at 5MP and 1.3MP respectively, and a 4600mAh battery keeps the fan blades turning. Android 4.2 would be installed right out of the box.

The initial specs show Wi-Fi and HSPA+ (21Mbps) connectivity and no word about LTE. We apparently will know more about this model since Mr. Shin says that the tablet  will be included with the rest of the luggage coming to Barcelona in February.

source: INews24 (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:12 3

1. wando77 (Posts: 255; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Hope the camera is half decent. I know people say it doesn't matter but it does to me. If they put one on it may as well be half decent. The one on my note 10.1 sucks compared to the one on my gs3

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:18 8

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


If you have a decent camera phone why bother about camera on TAB. What's important is cost :)

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:48

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I do wonder how much price diffrence is between a 5mp camera sensor and a 12mp camera senseor.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 14:13 1

7. saiki4116 (Posts: 302; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


5MP cam with AF +CamScanner App==Scan receipts on the go

With more real estate on tablet,it would be easy to trim the scans compared to Phone.
The price difference between 3.2MP and 5MP sensor wont be much

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:55

12. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I get into Rage Mode when people use tablets to take photos in public events, even concerts. I mean, they got better camera phones in their pockets right? And they're blocking the view.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:28 2

4. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I agree! I don't want to have to use my phone camera and then share them with my tablet. I want a decent camera on my tablet so I only need one device.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:31

9. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


is that true? i know that gs3 has one of the best mobile cam ryt now.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:18 1

2. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


ill pass.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 13:37 2

5. fervid (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


New device needs fan blades now?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:29 1

8. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


hope that sammy enhance more the resolution compared to the 10.1, 200-260ppi would do.. hmm im always after the spen functionality and touchwiz UX thats why im stock on choosing my future tablet or maybe a phone.. hope the price would fall from $300-400

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:56

10. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Samsung continues to do it's thing. Samsung rocks.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:08

11. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


touchwiz UI again.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 01:41

13. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


This is great

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 03:38

14. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


We'll see how it competes with the Nexus 7 in terms of value.

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