Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 GT-N5100 at MWC 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the latest device to join the Samsung rumour mill, an 8-inch tablet with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

By Sameer Mitha
Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 GT-N5100 at MWC 2013

If information circulating the Internet is to be believed, then Samsung is preparing to add another device to its Note tablet portfolio, the Samsung GT-N5100. Commonly, the tablet is expected will be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The device will be available in two versions - GT-N5100 3G / Wi-Fi version and the GT-N5110 Wi-Fi only version.

As the name suggests, the Galaxy Note 8 will have an 8-inch Super Clear LCD display with a resolution of 1280x800. That’s the same resolution that we have on the 7-inch Google Nexus 7 and the iberry Auxus CoreX2 3G tablets. The Note 8 will also have a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls. It will come with 2GB of RAM. In terms of storage, it will have 16/32GB built in with microSD card support for expansion. A 4600mAh battery will power it.

The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a variety of connectivity options such as Bluetooth version 4.0, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS. The dimensions of the tablet are supposedly quite svelte, at 211.3×136.3×7.95mm, and it weighs 330 grams. The Note 8 will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean straight out-of-the-box.

Currently, in the Indian market Samsung has the Galaxy Tab 2, which is one of the best 7-inch tablets available in its price range. It has a 7-inch display with 1024x600 resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, 3G capability with standard SIM card, 3.15MP rear camera & VGA video call camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Android 4.0.3 upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. You can catch our in-depth review of the device here.

Samsung seems to be going all out with smartphone, phablets and tablets this year. The rumour mills are churning out quite a bit of information as to what we should expect from Samsung at MWC 2013.

We have the next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV that not only boasts of a full HD 4.99-inch display, but is also expected to support Samsung’s S-Pen which is currently only found on their Note series of devices. Next, we have the Samsung Galaxy Note III. To start with an octa-core processor, the same processor that was unveiled by Samsung during CES 2013, may power the device. Other rumours suggest that the device will have a 6.3-inch display.

Currently, Samsung has the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note II, and the Galaxy Note 800 available in the Indian market.

Source: SamMobile

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