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Blurry Camera Spots Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 in The Wild

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There it is, folks – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Reported to be ready for unveiling at MWC, I would say it is safe to bet that this one is, in fact, confirmed. As we can see, the device uses the traditional Samsung home button and two softkey settings and back button layout. For specs, the Note 8.0 uses an 8″ 1280 x 800 Super Clear TFT display, comes running Android 4.2+ out of the box, both front and back-facing cameras, a 4,600mAh battery, and is rumored to have a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. 

Now that we have a full eyes-on with the tablet, what do you think? I sort of like it. The backside looks polished and that display looks very crisp, at least from what we can tell in these blurry images.


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Via: SamMobile

  • moe6

    OK hardware button kills this for me.

  • Trey Mitchell

    Look they made the home button too small for verizon to put a logo on

  • Simon Belmont

    Haha. The pictures just make it look like a dwarf is handling a Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2.

    It just looks like an obscenely big phone. Hope that isn’t true.

  • indiana85

    It looks like a huge galaxy s3! is Samsung starting to become like Apple & the tablet is just a bigger phone?

  • drewc15236

    Why would the person who has it have an HTC phone right behind it?

  • Matthew Merrick

    The ONLY thing I dislike about my note 2 is that I can’t use the s pen to hit back or menu, and I really shouldn’t be using it to hit home either – probably not good for the pen. It’s not a dealbreaker on a phone, but on a tablet? Yeah, that would be a dealbreaker for me.
    Also, on my a500 tablet, the placement of the front camera irritates me to no end – every time I go to use it, my thumbs covering it up. Videochatting in landscape is nearly impossible. I don’t WANT anything on the bezels I’ll be using to hold the device. Especially with Samsung’s uber-sensitive capacitive keys – if be backing out of apps ALL THE FRIGGING TIME!!!
    IMHO, I severely hope this is fake, because if it is, I won’t be able to use this device. However, this probably is real, as it matches the leaked renders phandroid posted the other day. So… *sadface*

  • Hardware navigation buttons on phones are debatable but on a tablet it’s a no no

  • Honey I blew up the s3!!!

  • C-Law

    Why in the world did they not use on screen nav keys! Pass

  • This will be a phone and you will hold it to your ear, talking to people, while passers by point at you and mock you for using a tablet as a phone.

  • Oh, that looks awful. Ditch the buttons at least.

  • This thing is UGLY.

  • Bloopersz

    This picture needs a super clear TFT display.

  • MichaelFranz

    Imagine a Verizon Logo on that home button…

  • Galaxy Note Ew

  • LionStone

    iButton!? Really?

  • They needed to include that god-awful physical home button to avoid the Verizon variant having the Verizon logo etched directly onto the screen.

  • I kinda like it

    • Dominick_7

      I like it as well. Don’t get all the haters in this thread for it and the home button. Also don’t get why anyone would want to hog up screen real estate with on screen button or not want a tactile button you can find without needing to look at your device first while risking screen burn in with on screen ones.

      • Raven

        They don’t “hog up” screen real estate if programs are made properly. Movie players and games are completely free to cover them up if they want. MX Player and VPlayer work just fine for playing full screen movies.
        Why would you want a tactile Home button in a fixed location that is harder to press instead of a soft button that is always at the bottom of your screen no matter how you hold it and just takes the slightest tap to push?
        Screen “burn in” does not happen with regular LCDs, only older OLEDs, and the article states that this has a TFT display, so no worries there.

  • Detonation

    Dunno why anyone would go for this when they can get basically the same device, less a few spec points, with the Nexus 7, and have a pure google device. I’m assuming the price for this going to be close to what the N7’s is.

    • Dominick_7

      Really, I wasn’t aware that the Nexus has an sPen.

    • Michael C.

      well nexus 7 is 7 inches and galaxy note is 8 inches. so it’s not the same device. i would love the extra screen estate that an 8 incher gives plus there’s s-pen that allows for super accurate drawing/note taking. if its priced low enough i would say samsung has a winner against the ipad mini. if only the screen resolution was better

  • Eric Hauser

    Why does it have what looks to be an ear piece? Please don’t let this be a phone.

    • r0lct

      True Phablet?

      • Eric Hauser

        It might just be. I can see the utility in having it but at the same time it’s ridiculous. It’ll be way too expensive if it is a phone and holding that up to your head would be way too much to deal with on a day to day basis.

        • r0lct

          the price I couldn’t get over. But if they had a way to keep a SG3/Note2 perfectly in sync with the Note 8 and just needed to swap sim based on what you needed it would at least make in interesting.

    • Bryan

      The Note 10.1 has front facing speakers in the bezel. Maybe for the 8 they just have the one front facing speaker. Doesn’t have to be used for a phone.

      • Eric Hauser

        That definitely makes more sense.

  • possomcrast1

    Meanwhile the iPad Mini: “I don’t like her. I don’t know who that is but I don’t like her.”

  • Raven

    Physical buttons? Nope, not for me.

    • michael arazan

      And where is the name on the physical button? How will I know what carrier to use????

  • mustbepbs

    Eugh..hideous. It’s a giant Galaxy S3/Note2. It looks like it has elephantitis.

  • Please please please oh please don’t be a phone.

    I see that earpiece, Samsung… *folds arms*

  • is that a oneX+ behind it?

    • It’s a OneX for sure, not sure if it’s a + or not. He’s probably trying in vain to get tethering to work reliably – I have a hell of a time keeping things connected with mine.