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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Specs Reportedly Confirmed Ahead of MWC Unveiling

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Looks like we can “confirm” at least one device launch scheduled for this year’s MWC. This morning, SamMobile has confirmed specifications for an upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0 from Samsung, which is said to be ready for unveiling at next month’s event in Barcelona. 

According to the source, the device will come in two versions – one WiFi/3G model and one WiFi-only version. The Note 8.0 will feature an 8″ 1280×800 TFT Super Clear LCD display, a 5MP back-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, S-Pen, 2 GB RAM, 16GB and 32GB storage options, plus a Micro SD slot. The battery will be a beefy 4600 mAh pack, large enough to get you through a full day. To top it off, it will reportedly launch with Android 4.2. And for those curious, no exact processor was mentioned in the specs, so we are guessing it will be the standard Exynos 4 or 5 and not the new Exynos 5 Octa.

Basically, we can think of the Note 8.0 as Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iPad Mini. It will probably be priced in the $400 range and come packed with all of their Android software enhancements.


Via: SamMobile

  • toyeboy

    Interested in this, but hopefully it uses the Exynos 5 dual with Mali 604 rather than the OLD Exynos 4412 quad Mali 400. I won’t buy if it has that old processor.

  • Dominick_7

    Think it sounds pretty interesting. Think the 10.1 may be too big for holding for long periods for drawing and painting, though I’d had my eye on that as well. Want to see what the specs are like but the wacom and sPen features are fantastic!

  • Hopefully this Galaxy Note can answer the Apple’s challenge … full specs of it http://www.bicaraponsel.com/2013/01/galaxy-note-8.0-n5100.html

  • feztheforeigner

    Now that 1080p has become the standard for phones, we get to see tablets go with a standard resolution of 720p.

    Makes total sense.

  • jeff

    No 4G = fail in my opinion….

  • BrianCherry

    With those specs, it should be in the same price range as the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, and iPad Mini

  • Christopher Riner

    Yeah if they can get it at least around 300-350 then I would be all over this. Love the features of the note and the s pen and have considered the 10.1 but its not worth the price with nexus tablets out.

  • Ricardo Pena

    Wish it was a higher resolution, or a FHD screen like the Nook or Kindle, even though that would add an inch. It would be great for drawing details, only reason I didn’t get a Note 10″

  • Sqube

    You want me to believe that a device released by someone other than Google is going to have the latest version of Android from day one?


  • 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:).

  • I’m looking forward to it. I would really appreciate a 8″ form factor. The 10″ tend to get hard to handle especially when drawing. I can’t wait. I’ll be dumping my Nexus 7 if this proves to be a valuable product.

  • coolsilver

    I dunno but I still have my Original Galaxy tab with CM10 on it. Someone tell me why I should not drop this thing and the data with it from Verizon for a new Nexus tablet or this? Cellular data is nice for me when I am out and want to use PYKL3 Radar while storm spotting. I can still use my phone for that but larger display is nice…. Just wondering why so many jump to upgrade so much.

    • hkklife

      The limited internal storsge of the CDMA OG Galaxy Tab is a huge limiting factor, for one. Also, the 1024×600 resolution is awfully cramped nowadays

      • coolsilver

        Very true. I still like my data though 2GB really keeps me from using it as much as I could.

  • chris125

    Hope they can price it around the ipad mini price. Will have to see hands on and then decide.

  • DC_Guy

    Damn! I was hoping to some how be able to slap in my Verizon 4G LTE sim card and have unlimited data. Wishful thinking I know. But I’m still very intrigued nonetheless.

  • If I didn’t have a note 2 I would consider it. Thinking about getting the note 10.1 but wondering if they’ll come out with a second generation of it.

  • I have a feeling that will be bumped up to a 8MP back camera (same with the Note II)

    • Bewara2009

      It’s not a phone it’s a tablet so no the back camera will not get NY higher then 5mp.

      • Big_EZ

        Exactly, if anything make the ffc larger because tablets are great for video chat.

  • Austin Ferguson

    to expensive. passing.

    • Captain_Doug

      I wouldn’t call $400 for an 8″ tablet expensive. I’d rather it be less than $350 but until I see the build quality and the CPU/GPU, I’ll hold judgement.

      • palomosan

        1280×800 is old resolution, to make a splash at least make it 1080p

        • Agreed completely.

        • Captain_Doug

          I wouldn’t complain. To my knowledge, there isn’t a sub 10 inch 1080P display… That would make a splash.

          • rstat1

            There are two devices from HTC that are both phones and both have sub-7″ screens that are also 1080p. Not to mention all the 1080p phones that were announced at CES, that were all sub 10″

          • Captain_Doug

            Sorry, a sub 10 inch display… on a tablet. I didn’t mean to sound vague/ignorant but now that I think about it though, both the 8″ Nook HD and 8.9″ Fire HD are over that.

  • Raloc

    That naming scheme is kinda getting out of hand. The Galaxy Note 2 (a 5 inch phablet), Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 8.0, The Galaxy Note.

    • Lol, my first thought was “what happened to the Note 3-7???”

      • ERIC REED

        I saw the photo and then the title and thought “no way are they making an 8″ phone”!! Silly me..

        • michael arazan

          That’s what I thought, the Note 3 was going to be an 8″ phone, at first

    • Bewara2009

      You mad bro?

  • Doug Dunfee

    VERY Interested.
    Please don’t suck, please don’t suck 🙂

  • Captain_Doug

    For the right price. Also, if it was made out of better plastic… or no plastic.

    • ceejw

      I personally wont buy a tablet that isn’t made out of plastic that I can squeeze to hear a beautiful creaking noise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NB4JHRn8Tw&feature=player_embedded

      • Captain_Doug

        Makes me hurt inside. I wish they’d put out a Xyboard 2. That thing was well built. Although they’d have to make it affordable and not underpowered. I loved that build quality though.

        • Doug Dunfee

          Great Dougs think alike 🙂

          Never knew why they didn’t refresh that thing! Moto is such a massive disappointment in the tablet space. They could’ve focused on that and beat all these to the punch by a year.

          • Captain_Doug

            Isn’t Doug such an underrated name? You know. Just preaching to the choir.

            I would love for them to put out a 2nd gen Xyboard. Almost as much as I look forward to a MotoNexus. I hate motoblur and their locked bootloaders. Add Nexus to it, everything’s great.

      • that’s a feature! it’s like how trees sway in the wind instead of snapping…
        Inspired by Nature 😉

      • angermeans

        This is honestly how every Samsung product I’ve ever owned has sounded. Yes, some not as bad as this, but still Samsung needs to get away from the plastic body especially the plastic they used on my blue GS3 and the a note2. That was the ugliest thing I’ve ever owned. Your not fooling anyone Samsung. Please at least just try to make something of quality in 2013. It is beyond me that Samsung has gained this much popularity with ugly, cheap, and plastic devices that can’t even get a lock on GPS (all 3 Galaxy S models have had this issue).

        • ceejw

          I agree, but after playing with a Nexus 10 over the weekend I’m a little more optimistic about Samsung’s future products. The 10 looks a feels great and does not feel glossy and cheap like the S3 or Note 2/10.1

    • Dave

      You do realize that modern poly carbonates are stronger than thin gauge metals right? Many things (not just mobile devices) claim to be stronger due to metal construction, yet technically aren’t. There was a big article by Underwriter Laboratories a few months ago.

      • Captain_Doug

        They still feel like crap with the bending and creaking. At least throw some “softtouch” on it or “rubberize” it.

      • Big_EZ

        Yeah, but my phones built with metal don’t creak, and the battery doors don’t pop off easily. My main grip about the Note 2 is the creaking, how much it flexes, and the battery door popping off all the time. Other than the bulid quality Samsung has the best devices hands down.

        • Dave

          Mine only flexes if I actually try to do it, never in everyday situations. No creaking either….hope that’s a good sign. Grab a Diztronic matte black case…..best $8 accessory for it.

        • I’ve never even noticed that until now when I forcefully bent it.. not sure why would doing to notice ?