Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Samsung CEO confirms Galaxy Note 8 tablet

CES came and went, but there was no words of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 8. That void is going to be filled soon, though: Samsung president J.K. Shin confirmed the new device on Monday.

Shin said that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will debut at Mobile World Congress, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain, in late February. There was no word that Samsung would introduce the much-anticipated Galaxy S IV, its next flagship phone, at the industry event, however.

Shin also didn't dish on any hardware or software specs for the Galaxy Note 8. That means that aside from the fact that the device has an 8-inch screen, we've little to go on.

However, as Engadget pointed out, a mystery device ID, the GT-N5100 was benchmarked recently. That might be the Galaxy Note 8, though it's unclear.

If so, it the Galaxy 8 might be sporting a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, with a 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution in an 8-inch display. That would give it a 188.68 PPI, still short of retina, but better than the 1280 x 800 in a 10-inch screen for the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

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