Jan 21 AT 4:11 PM Nick Gray 17 Comments

Samsung’s JK Shin confirms Galaxy Note 8 will make an appearance at Mobile World Congress


If you have your heart set on an 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note, your wait may finally be over. Rumors about an 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Note tablet have been floating around the web for a few month, but now we have official confirmation from Samsung’s JK Shin that the tablet will make an appearance at Mobile World Congress next month. No other details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 were revealed, but if the rumors hold true, we could be looking at a decently spec’d tablet sporting a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, a 1280 x 800 pixel 8-inch display, 5 and 1.3-megapixel cameras, 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage running on Android 4.1.2.

While we know most the specs and the expected launch date, we still don’t have a clue what the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will look like. The Note 10.1 wasn’t necessarily an ugly tablet, but it certainly isn’t as eye catching at the Nexus 10. Let’s hope Samsung has its design team working overtime to come up with something that will grab as much attention as Apple’s iPad Mini.

Via: Engadget

Source: inews24

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Nate B.

    maybe they want to keep cost down, but to rival the rumored iPad Mini II I think they should of went with a higher res display if the rumors are true for the iPad Mini II to have a retina display. That alone will get people to buy the bigger iPod smh.

    I feel like Sammy is making to many devices though. I wish they would just stick with a yearly 7″, 10″, Galaxy S, and Note/Phone. This Galaxy S mini, and Galaxy Player, and side quest need to stop. It’s just saturating to me. Looking forward to see what the S4 will have to offer. Note III as well.

    • SGB101

      I’m with you on the consolidation, but i do think there is a place of the galaxy player. My nice got the sgs1 looking galaxy player for xmas, her mother picked it up for 80£

      I was slightly gutted as i, that very day, bought my lad nexus 7,as a replacement for is ipod touch. I know the N7 is better, but he would of been just as happy with the player, and I’d of been very much happier with the extra 120£ in my pocket.

      • SGB101

        Sgs 2 looking device it was, not 1.

        • SGB101

          How does my edit, get marked down???

      • nocturnal teacher

        Agreed. I think some of the confusion comes from carriers’ requests for “exclusive” models, and plus, it seems like they’ve been playing with sizes and different models to see what works (and I’m glad they did, because I love the Note). Hopefully they stay focused on the Galaxy/Note/Tab/Player flagships. I also agree with you about the Player line (although it’s probably the least focused product line) – it’s an affordable iPod touch alternative that I would happily recommend for kids.

        I wonder, perhaps they’re going to make 8″ models the new standard for their smaller tablets? The bigger samsung flagships are 5+ inches, and 7.0″ isn’t much different than 5+ inches. However, 5+ inch Notes, 8″ tabs, and 10 or 11″ tabs would be a nice lineup IMO.

    • JoeJoe

      Stick with the same stuff? Why are you worried if they release 5 per year or 10 per year? It landed them some hot selling stuff, and they’re making millions and millions…The Note is a prime example, everyone laughed at that phone…now it’s one of the hottest phones out there! This year they will be the undisputed number one seller.

    • BigCiX

      Don’t forget about the Galaxy S camera.

  • SGB101

    The brand is great, let hope they get the price point right!

    • Steve Barry

      Agree with you 100%. The 7″ tablet seemed to be in that awkward range for me where I wasn’t sure if I could type easier with two hands in landscape or with thumbs in portrait. I’m looking forward to seeing what this is all about as I’m ready to jump into the Android tablet market!

      If they can price this lower than the iPad mini, they’ll have a winner for sure.

  • Thomas Biard

    Note 8: Right up my alley. All the goods of the Note II, with a larger screen, but newer than the Note 10.1.

  • 49ers never lost a Super Bowl

    Samsung commercial: “This time we get what we didnt get last time – the big screen!”

  • William

    I have an ipad mini, and I love the 8 inch size, so I’m very excited to know about the Note 8.
    The Nexus brand doesn’t interest me because they don’t have expandable memory.
    Of course, neither do the iPads, but I didn’t buy it. It was a birthday present.

  • honourbound68

    hope they can have the 8″ screen with a really thin bezel. I like how my 7″ HTC View fits in my back pocket even with a protective case and if this can too, then I’m upgrading to this over the GN 7

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  • Richard Yarrell

    8 inches makes me lick my lips. Mmmmm hmmmm

  • donger

    Time to replace my Nexus 7 with this.

  • Tangent

    The thought of using an 8″ tablet as a phone reminds me of the parodies of how razors are getting more and more blades…