Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 pegged for MWC 2013

News Paul Briden 08:37, 18 Jan 2013

Samsung is readying a Galaxy Note 8.0 stylus-based tablet for Mobile World Congress next month

Samsung is preparing a Galaxy Note 8.0 to debut at Mobile World Congress at the end of February, reports indicate.

The S-Pen stylus driven tablet, codenamed 'Kona', will sport an 8-inch display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, pegging it at around the 190ppi mark, and use something referred to as 'Super Clear LCD' technology (Samsung's Super PLS perhaps?).

There are, at present, no details about the processor, which could imply it'll be based on Samsung's newly announced eight-core Exynos 5 Octa, although just as likely at this early stage is an existing quad-core Exynos as found on the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 2.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will come pre-installed but you can bet there'll be a TouchWiz interface overlay. On the back is a 5-megapixel camera and on the front is a 1.3-megapixel secondary.

Both 3G capable and Wi-Fi only variants will be available each with options for 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, microSD capability for cards up to at least 32GB (64GB high-capacity seems plausible given Samsung's recent devices) and 2GB of RAM.

Bluetooth and USB connectivity will be supported, power will come from a 4,600mAh battery pack and the whole device will be a mere 7.95mm thick and weigh 330g.

This all comes via SamMobile, which has proven reliable on such leaks in the past. The site alleges that Samsung has, in some way, 'confirmed' this information, but doesn't actually cite a source so we can't be certain it's come direct from Samsung.

There aren't any pictures yet but if the device is at MWC we'll be there with camera and notepad in hand to bring you an update.

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