Samsung are expected to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 at this years Mobile World Congress which begins next month in Barcelona. We've already brought you news of a couple of leaks about the tablet, which is the successor to the Galaxy Note 7.7.
Now a new image of the Galaxy Note 8.0 has leaked online which we've posted for you to checkout. The image highlights a couple of interesting features about the Galaxy Note 8.0 including that it'll support the S-Pen interface and will have a physical home-screen button.
However, the most interesting thing revealed by the image is that Samsung's Note 8.0 looks set to have calling capabilities. This would put the tablet in a pretty unique position and we're keen to see how it'll be received by consumers.
We presume the calling itself will be done hands-free using speakerphone, or by connecting a Bluetooth headset because lifting such a big device to your ear isn't viable. We're hoping that you'll be able to transfer over a smartphone SIM into the Note 8 removing the need to have two mobile contracts.
What else do we know about the Galaxy Note 8.0 ?
Previous leaks have given us a good idea of what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.
Firstly, Samsung's new tablet is expected to have an 8 inch touch-screen running at a resolution of 1280*720 pixels. While, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will be powered by a quad-core 1.6 Ghz processor working in combination with a whopping 2GB of RAM.
Other features of the Galaxy Note 8.0 include 16GB of on-board memory, a 5 mega-pixel rear-facing camera and a 1.2 mega-pixel front-facing snapper for video calling. Supported connectivity includes WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, NFC and microSD support.
Android Jelly Bean will come pre-loaded on the Note 8 while it'll also support Samsung's S-Pen interface. Support for calling could really be the feature which sets the Note 8.0 apart from the competition, but do consumers want the feature ?
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 is entering a competitive market where it'll be competing against the iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire. Does it have what it takes to succeed ?
We're not convinced yet , but we do need to find out more about Samsung's tablet before making a judgement. We'll bring you more information about the Note 8 when we get it !
By Simon Thomas on 29th January, 2013