The Galaxy Note 8.0 slate was already confirmed by JK Shin – the head of Samsung Mobile Communications. The official announcement is expected to happen at MWC 2013 next month in Barcelona.
We already know the specs of the device – it will be powered by the same quad-core platforms as the Note 10.1, but will come with an 8.0″ display of 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Now we also got to see the first real world images of the tablet.
If the slate on the picture is indeed the Galaxy Note 8.0, then you can expected hardware Android controls and an earpiece. This means the Note 8.0 will be intended mostly to be used in portrait orientation.
There is one thing bothering me though, I can’t see a slot for the S-Pen and with the recent rumors about a Galaxy Tab 3 lineup in the pipeline, this device might as well turn out to be the Galaxy Tab 3 7.x or similar. After all it just doesn’t make sense for a Note device to be intended for mostly portrait handling.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 should be announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, probably followed by a few Galaxy Tab 3 devices if rumors turn out to be truth. We’ll be there to cover everything for you so stick around.
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