The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which Samsung has confirmed for arrival at Mobile World Congress 2013 next month, has emerged in what is its first possible photo today. The image shows what appears to be a much larger version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and it could be our first look at a device that Samsung plans to fit between the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
The image was unearthed by Twitter user ClasificateArg, courtesy of SamMobile, and it shows a device that is depicted as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. It appears that the image is part of a larger document but fortunately, all of the good stuff is included. We see a photo of what apparently is the front of the Galaxy Note 8.0 and we also get a glimpse at the back of the mid-ranged slate.
We also see a camera on the back and a front-facing camera installed on the front for video chatting purposes. In all, it looks a lot like a blown up version of the Galaxy Note 2 rather than a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10.1. Of course, given the source of the photo, we could be looking at a fake instead of at the real Galaxy Note 8.0. So keep that in mind.
What we do know is that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will arrive next month at Mobile World Congress 2013 and that it will be the event where Samsung reveals exactly what the Galaxy Note 8.0 is.
Already, we think we know its specifications. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is said to be arriving with an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, a 5MP camera in the rear, an S-Pen stylus – same as the other Note products, HSPA+ connectivity, and a massive battery paired with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest.
If the price is right, this could certainly be a viable alternative to the other big name tablet at this size, Apple’s iPad mini, which boasts a screen that measures 7.9-inches in size.
No official pricing or release date is known for the Galaxy Note 8.0, but we imagine that Samsung will more than likely release this device shortly after it makes its official arrival next month.