Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaks out with benchmarks, iPad mini competitor coming at MWC?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaks out with benchmarks, iPad mini competitor coming at MWC?
Samsung is Samsung because of being able to pull things like this, this fast - ladies and gents, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has surfaced in the rumor mill and it looks like a perfect rival to the 7.9-inch 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 and the Galaxy Note 8.0 could get an official unveiling as early as the end of February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Here is what the expected Galaxy Note 8.0 is said to look like in terms of specifications:

And since this is a Note device, expect to see the S Pen and all the functionality coming with it.

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

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Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Display 8.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh



1. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note (5.3), Samsung Galaxy Note II (5.5), Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 woah

20. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

note3 also coming (6.3)

24. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

atleast Sammy should beef up the resolution (coz its made for digital art) keeping the price in mind!

27. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

What next? Galaxy Note 20.1 ? 4k resolution anyone?

2. TIrrodan92

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Business As Usual! however to low specs yet. we need more from Sammy!

3. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Beware of Samsung LCD light bleed. They are trying to tell me its "normal" on the nexus 10.

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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".

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Dumb move with last year specs

8. Victor.H

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 27, 2011

Think price here. In comparison, Apple released the iPad mini with 2 year-old specs.

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Unlike Polaroid this is a brand backed product... It could easily sell lots

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

Posts: 121; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

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

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

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

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

so go buy a different pen and bam your "toy" is now more then that lol

18. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

If this beauty ends upd below 250 Euros it will be mine!

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I'm with you there!

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31756; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung is creating a major brand, and a darn good one too

23. kingcombo78

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

niiceee..... looking forward on how this will turn out..but im still gettin the note 10.1

25. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

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

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

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 unregistered

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

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i'd take the note 8 with full HD. otherwise i have no interest in any ipad mini or note 8.

30. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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:).

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