Earlier in the week we reported on rumours that Samsung were going to be unveiling the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 at this years Mobile World Congress which begins next month. This information has now been reiterated by an image of Samsung's tablet which has leaked online.
The image, shown above, seems pretty genuine and not only gives us an idea of what the tablet will look like but also unveils it's specification. The other positive sign is that the information validates the previous Galaxy Note 8 rumour we reported on.
What specification will Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 have ?
The source of the image reported to SamMobile that Samsung's tablet will have an 8 inch Super-LCD touch-screen running at a resolution of 1280*800 pixels. While, the tablet will be powered by a quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and have 2GB of RAM , which makes it pretty beastly.
Onboard memory comes in at 16GB, which thankfully can be upgraded using microSD cards. The Note 8 will also have both a rear-facing 5 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 1.2 mega-pixel snapper for video calling.
Android Jelly Bean will come pre-loaded on the Galaxy Note 8 , while it'll also support Samsung's critically acclaimed S-Pen interface. Supported connectivity includes WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth.
How does the Galaxy Note 8 stack-up against the competition ?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a decent specification that compares favourably against Apple's iPad Mini. Additionally, the 8 inch screen could prove the optimal size for consumers hitting a sweet-spot between smaller 7 inch tablets and larger 10 inch models.
However, 3G's main reservation is that it's likely to be priced significantly higher than Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD. We're wondering whether consumers are willing to pay extra for the Note 8 rather than pickup a more affordable 7 inch tablet.
By Simon Thomas on 23rd January, 2013