Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 confirmed for MWC launch

Moves the phablet to tablet with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Mobile president, JK Shin has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will launch at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February 2013. The brand has so far been used for the company's tablet/smartphone hybrid, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but the new launch will make the Galaxy Note a full-on tablet with an 8in screen and competitor to the iPad Mini.

According to SamMobile, which received information about the new device, called the GT-N5110, there will be two versions of the Galaxy Note 8.0: a Wi-Fi only version and a 3G version.

Both devices will have a 1,280x800 LCD display, 5-megapixel camera, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB of storage plus a MicroSD card slot for expansion, and will run the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.2. It's also been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will have a quad-core Exynos processor.

It now seems that this is going to be Samsung's big announcement during the show, so it seems unlike that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will launch at MWC. Instead, we expect it to have its own separate launch event, much like the Samsung Galaxy S3 did. We imagine that this will also mean that news of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will also be after MWC.

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