By Anu Passary email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 24, 2013 11:07 AM EST
Samsung's JK Shin may have confirmed that the 8-inch Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet would be unveiled at the MWC 2013, but other details like specs were short at hand. Not anymore though. A leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tab, along with its specs, has now surfaced online.
The leaked image is supposedly a press render of the Galaxy Note 8.0 and was posted by a Twitter user who goes by the handle "@ClasificateArg."
At first glance, the image could pass off as a new Samsung offering; however, on closer scrutiny, one notices that quite a few things seem amiss. So, is the image posted by @ClasificateArg on Twitter legit?
The authenticity of the leaked photograph is anybody's guess, but judging by the uncanny resemblance with Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, it could well be a mock-up and not the real deal.
What's more, the home screen mentions Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which is quite unusual to see on a completely different tablet. The image looks to be a photoshopped version of the Galaxy Tab 2. 7.0, according to an Android Authority report.
"Digging even deeper in that weird home screen, we can't help but notice everything about it looks awfully familiar. Which is probably because it's a one-one-one copy of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 screen as shown by Samsung in multiple press renders. Oops, did anyone forgot something in his photoshop session with the 7-incher?" noted Android Authority.
Moreover, the S Pen slot is hardly noticeable and the mention of the impending tablet's specs below the image seems to be conveniently placed. The specs are listed in Spanish and point to a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 4600mAh battery, a 5-megapixel primary camera, and a 1.3-megapixel secondary snapper.
However, the leaked image of the Galaxy Note 8.0 tab, codenamed KONA, shows a different placement for the rear-facing camera, when compared to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 8.0 seems to have more rounded edges and seems to be along the lines of the Nexus 10 when it comes to form factor.
It is possible to manipulate such tweaks on photoshop and, therefore, leaves the authenticity of the image open to debate.
The leaked image and specs should be taken with a pinch of salt as chances are that it could well be a fan mock-up and not the real deal.