Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Tipped for Launch at MWC 2013
SamMobile is reporting today that Samsung has a new Galaxy Note in the works. In addition to the Galaxy Note smartphone and the Note 10.1, soem time in the next few months Samsung is also going to release the Galaxy Note 8.0.
According to GLBenchmarks this tablet is going to feature a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 CPU with a Mali 400 quad-core graphics chip. It’s going to come with 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage, a pair of cameras (5MP and 1.3MP), Bluetooth, and GPS. Current reports suggest that it will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
That sounds great, but unfortunately the screen is going to be a little disappointing. The screen resolution is going to be 1280×800, less than can be found on some 7″ Android tablets and the same as can be found on the Galaxy Tab 7.7. But at least it will beat the screen resolution on the iPad Mini, so it’s not all bad.
SamMobile reports that they have confirmation this tablet is launching in Barcelona next month, though they didn’t have any info on the ship date or retail price.
Mike Cane says that eight is the new seven, but
so far as I can tell they’re I’m getting the feelings that some companies are just slapping the same guts into a slightly larger shell. I’m not quite sure what is gained by this, other than perhaps matching Apple’s latest move.
If anything all these 8″ tablets are reminding me of one satire video from when the iPad Mini launched:
I would not be surprised to see an 8.8″
tablet iPad in the next few months, and I’m not sure I’m kidding.
Edit: Felix reminds me that there already is an 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD, so the joke is on me.