Is Samsung preparing an 8-inch 1080p full HD Galaxy Tab for MWC?

Is Samsung preparing an 8-inch 1080p full HD Galaxy Tab for MWC?
Just yesterday, we heard the rumor of an 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet to rival the iPad mini reiterated and while it’s still a rumor, it seems quite possible that the new device might get announced at Mobile World Congress.

The 8-inch Galaxy Note previously surfaced as the Samsung GT-N5100 and was said to come with last year’s specs with the assumption that it’d compete in price against the iPad mini.

So, overall, tech specs of the 8-inch Note were said to include an 8-inch 1,280 x 800-pixel screen and an Exynos 4412 chip.

Today however, new sources have dropped their 2 cents on the rumor saying that the device will actually launch as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and feature a 1080p full HD display.

We don’t know which of the rumors to believe, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see both devices announced by Samsung in just over a month. Or none. It’s all still just a rumor.

source: Sammy Hub

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31 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

yup you can smell MWC in the air

24. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Not terribly interested, but I am currently considering purchasing this product, IF the specs meets my qualifications

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

alright ...if this has a 1080p pannel ill sell my laptop and get one , but then again it will probably be around $299 wifi only

30. SudoHalt

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Sell your laptop for a tablet?! I guess you only use the laptop for web browsing.

3. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

Go samsung go!!!

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Question, when R's MWC going to launch? Like the date? I keep forgetting this things

18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

25 to 28th February, buy you´ll probably get pre-anuncementes from the 22nd or so.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh my, 7 inch tablets increase in size too...lol. Won't be too bad...for some, 7 is small and 10 is big...so there's 8! Tablets coming in sizes for everyone!

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Exynos 5, fullHD, SD slot and below $300, I'm buying.

19. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I doubt that, it most likely be Exynos 4412 to compete in price and save battery. Just my 2 cents.

7. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

And get rid of that stupid proprietary cable. Make it micro usb and I may consider.

8. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Nexus 10 using microUSB cable and the power supply is so weak

22. jade272727

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Mainly because microUSB isn't powerful enough to charge a full sized tablet...

31. SudoHalt

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Are you using the charger that comes with the tablet? The charger that comes with phones is usually having a power of 5 watts or even less. Tablet chargers come with a power of 10 Watts, because they have higher current (amperes). You are saving more than double the time when charging using the tablet's charger. But in emergency cases when your tablet charger is not available, a microusb port becomes useful because it is widely used. Better than nothing, isn't it? :-)

9. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Forget 1080 and give me a AMOLED screen instead

11. SleepingOz unregistered

What about a fHD AMOLED? The fact is that AMOLED technology is still young compared to LCD.. =(

15. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Hmm..galaxy tab 7.7

10. SleepingOz unregistered

What about a fHD GNOTE 10.1?

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The next Note 10.1 will probably be 2560 x 1600.

12. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i would drop my nexus 7 if it has full HD if not nexus 7 is still the winner.

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Or, or... You could wait for the next generation Nexus 7 that will most likely have a FHD display

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm waiting for the XPERIA TABLET Z. now its the year of 1080P HD SCREENS on TABLETS while the ipad is falling behind

14. GeekMovement unregistered

If high end smartphones are starting to use 1080p as standard, tablets should more so use them due to their larger displays.

16. howardbarrett

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

The screen size of a mass market paperback, plus 1080p for movies.... nice.

17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I Pray that Windows 8 is put on this tablet as well as android. Windows 8 is getting the code "Blue update that will enable windows 8 to be able to be put on smaller tablets in fact HTC later this year is going to have 7 inch Windows tablet up for sale. I hope that windows 8 is on it instead of windows Rt because windows RT is not as popular as FULL windows 8 on tablets at this time. next year when windows Rt tablets have more apps it will take off and sell better.

23. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

The older brother, Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be proud of this younger sibling.

25. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

so samsung make a move and copy iPad mini's size again huh? not that im an apple fanboy coz im not but you keep on saying that apple copy android tablet with its iPad mini... apple did say that they will not make one..but technically its steve jobs..not all apple employees! and only steve dont want to have a small iPad..most of the exec want to make one..but he dont want one! so why you keep on saying that apple copies? but now, its clearly that samsung will copy them..but with much better spec... android are for 7" but apple didnt go there... they make an 8"!

27. Rocksteady unregistered

Samsung Galaxy tab 7.7 was there before ipad mini, please get your facts right before blurting stuff.

26. ashb22

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Yes please. I need an upgrade to my Galaxy Tab 8.9.

28. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

I want 7.6 screen and octal processors............. waaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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