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Samsung’s First Half 2013 Roadmap Leaks, Note 8.0 is the Only Interesting Thing on It

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Samsung’s entire first half 2013 roadmap may have just leaked thanks to the folks over at TechnoBuffalo. Unfortunately for Android enthusiasts, there isn’t much to get excited about outside of the Galaxy Note 8.0. This roadmap is proof that Samsung is keeping all info on their next flagship phone, likely the Galaxy S4, locked up tight, since most rumors point to it also launching some time in the first half of the year. 

So how about that Note 8.0? According to these slides, it’ll feature an 8″ 1280×800 TFT LCD display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, internal storage of 16/32GB plus microSD support, 4600mAh battery, and HSPA+ and WiFi connectivity. It will also include an S Pen and the various software enhancements that you’ve seen attached to it in devices like the Note 2. This roadmap has it pegged for a March 2013 release.

The rest of the roadmap features random devices like the Galaxy X Cover 2, Galaxy Young, Galaxy Pocket Plus, and [email protected] 226, none of which you’ll care about or remember in 6 months time.

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Via:  TechnoBuffalo

  • Having the most powerful tablet shrunk down to 8 inches with Android 4.2 & the s-pen stylus is not a bad idea… unless we find out that the tablet will only have 1 gb of RAM. And if it does not have multi-user support, and samsung keyboard charging, then we are talking about a MAJOR FAIL here.

  • Butters619

    I’m really looking forward to hopefully seeing some 1920×1200 7-8″ tablets

  • r0lct

    This is good news. Hopefully this means they are down to 2 phones (Galaxy + Note) and 2 tablets (Galaxy + Note) as their primary focus.

    • Butters619

      You mean two phones (S + Note) and 2 tablets (Tab + Note)?

  • Axel Foley

    Other than a particular preference for that size; what about the GNote8 actually stands out and makes it worth purchasing? I’m thinking it’ll probably come in at $349-$399 Wifi…

  • poeddroiduser

    Note 8.0 too big to be a held in one hand, too small to be a reason not to buy a Nexus 7. EPIC FAIL

    • r0lct

      Tell that to Apple and the millions of iPad minis they have sold.

    • billy routh

      Really? So the nexus has multi-window?

    • Michael C.

      i beg to differ. note 8.0 is perfect size to hold especially if it’s light as well. Look at the ipad mini; I sold my hp touchpad and wanted to get a nexus 7 but the screen is just too small especially after holding an ipad mini. been waiting for a note 8.0 to come out since it’ll be perfect for taking notes in class with the s-pen. too bad the screen resolution sucks 🙁 hopefully it’s priced low!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Note 8 isn’t even interesting at all. . . with those specs pretty typical device. Just late to the party.

    • Dave

      I still can’t think of a single reason to buy a tablet.

  • ToddAwesome

    Second half is what counts baby, when my GNex is up for replacement!