Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 spy shots pop up

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 spy shots pop up
We saw the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0 in Samsung's leaked H1 roadmap the other day, and the boss JK Shin even confirmed we will be seeing more of it come launch time at the MWC next month.

What's left was to get some spy shots of the smaller S Pen tablet itself, and today is that day, leaked renders so far notwithstanding. First, the looks - the thing looks as the larger brother of the Galaxy S III and Note II, complete with an elliptical home button at the bottom when held in portrait mode. 

The stylus is tucked into a silo on the right hand side, where it belongs, and the overall looks confirm that Samsung is aiming to use one design language across its lineup of phones and tablets. As for the specs, everything we've heard so far gets reconfirmed, save for the fact that the screen is with 4:3 aspect ratio, and they are the same we saw in the leaked roadmap, too:

  • 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 1.6GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB storage
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • microSD support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • A-GPS
  • 3G support
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 2.0
  • 4600mAh battery
  • Weight: 330g
  • Size: 211.3×136.3×7.95 mm
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • S Pen support and apps

The rumored price so far has been $250-$300, depending on the configuration, though we are a bit puzzled hot the S Pen and digitizer won't add to the price, compared to an iPad mini, for instance. The larger Galaxy Note 10.1 didn't come cheap, but perhaps Samsung will be gunning for volume with the Note 8.0, so here's to hoping.

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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

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55 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

now lets see if its priced right hope so.

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

its an iPad mini competitor...so you'll see it on $250-300 price point.. but on the look wise, iPad mini slayed it..even though note 8 has better specs but ipad mini is made with premium looking materials and aluminum... while this one is merely plastic..

9. maxis3G unregistered

I will buy ABSOLUTELY!!

15. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

For $250 with a microSD slot, me too. The only competition would be a doubled CPU/GPU-core Nexus 10.

22. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Actually, the iPad is made of cheap materials. You can literally bend it with an small amount of pressure.

30. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Also, there's so much space between subpixels that you can see your fingers on the other side.

32. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Really, Hey guys we have a genius here. Who knows lot about built quality. Man just send your CV to Samsung.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah ok

37. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That shows exactly what others have always said about why people buy ianything... "looks." Performance does not matter according to you.

46. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Plastics will become premium once Apple releases Al-Zebra (not Algebra) phones along with Math :D

51. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

i have a tab 2 7 inch lte. its comprised of plastic but its pretty heavy with a case. tablets in the 7 to 8 inch range should be light, portable, and data capable outside of lte. if its heavy its a pain in the arse especially when you can't sit still like me and constantly changing angles, body position, while holding the tablet mid-air

55. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Samsung please dont use plastic again for gs iv, really hate it feels cheap and not luxurious

25. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

oh look ....a One X is sneaking around

47. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

LOL :D

31. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

When Apple release iPAD people blame / described it as big iPOD/iPhone, Guys isn't this look like a big S3.

2. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

29. maxis3G unregistered

maybe they partner with hyundai... who knows...

34. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

when i look at this hyundai, i see a big SGS3!!! from the corners to the home button to the positioning of the back camera`, speaker and flashlight!!!!

40. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Hyundai's T7 looks more like a smaller Nexus 10 (which is a Samsung design) with a home button while this one looks like a Galaxy SIII MAXI!

3. Titanicology

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Lol, it's like someone found Goliath's S3!

4. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Holy cow...it looks horrible....hope the design "grown on us" like the GS3

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

if its priced somewhere near Nexus 7 it would sell like sh*t !!!!

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

good thing is ...it will , consider this as the "s3 of Mini tablets"

7. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

too big! 5mp camerea 0.o

8. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

what have they done to the design??? O_o

11. CorianU

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

That design is awful. I already have a Note 2, why would I want the same thing but bigger?

12. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

At least they should have make it look like the Tab 2

13. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

14. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Is time Samsung change Design!

43. ElektronicGeek91

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

How about you go say that to Apple bro....same style and layout since I was a teenager.

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