By Binu Paul email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 23, 2013 07:14 AM EST
In what could be an early peep into the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, new images have emerged detailing the specifications of the device just a day after Samsung executive JK Shin confirmed its launch at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC).
According to the @ClasificateArg Twitter account, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will feature an 8-inch screen with 1280 x 800 display, a 1.6GHz quad core processor, 16GB of storage with a microSD slot, 2GB of RAM, 5 and 1.3-megapixel rear and front cameras and the S-Pen stylus. The tablet's operating system is speculated to be Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the device will come with a 4600 mAh battery. Similar to Samsung's 7-inch tab, Note 8.0 is expected to support voice calling as the dialler icon is visible in the image.
A lot have been speculated about the device, and according to some previous rumors, the device will come in model numbers GT-N5100, GT-N5110 (Wi-Fi only and 3G versions). It is also rumored that the device will include a couple of other features such as USB 2.0, WiFi, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.
Here is the full specification list according to SamMobile:
Code name: KONA
Android version: 4.2 Jelly Bean
Official name: GALAXY Note 8.0 (3G, Wi-Fi)
Product codes: GT-N5100, GT-N5110
Battery: 4600 mAh
Dimension: 211.3×136.3×7.95 mm , 330 gram.
Display: 8.0"1280×800 TFT (Super Clear LCD)
GSM networks: EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+21.1Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps (850/900/1900/2100)
Camera: 5 Megapixel (BACK)
Camera: 1.3 megapixel (FRONT)
Processor: 1.6 quad-core processor
RAM + Storage: 2GB (RAM) + 16/32GB (optional) + microSD (up to 32GB)
Connections: BT 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS
There is no way to ascertain if the leaked images in question are really the Galaxy Note 8; however, a few factors such as the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 mention on the home screen or that the image doesn't really look bigger than 7-inch tablet etc make many skeptical about the authenticity of the leak. However, everything about the product will be made clear at the upcoming MWC in February.