Samsung VP confirms launch of Galaxy Note 8.0 at MWC
Samsung vice president JK Shin has revealed the electronics giant will be unveiling a new version of the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277718==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/12/31/note.successor.on.track.for.10.million.in.five.mon ths/" rel='nofollow'>Galaxy Note</a> at Mobile World Congress next month. The Galaxy Note 8.0 with an 8-inch display will apparently retain many of the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277719==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/11/23/jelly.bean.comes.to.galaxy.note.101.plus.premium.s uite/" rel='nofollow'>Galaxy Note 10.1's</a> features, and is expected to be a direct competitor with the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277720==http://www.macnn.com/reviews/apple-ipad-mini.html" rel='nofollow'>iPad mini</a>. <br />
Speaking to <em>News1</em> <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277715==http://news1.kr/articles/979076" rel='nofollow'>in</a> South Korea, Shin confirmed the device will be shown at the Barcelona-based event, though it will not be the venue for the launch of the Galaxy S IV at the same time. He also claimed that no oncoming Galaxy device traveled to CES in order to show it to hardware partners.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will apparently have a 1280x800 TFT Super Clear LCD display, according <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277716==http://www.sammobile.com/2013/01/21/samsung-to-annouce-the-galaxy-note-8-0-at-mwc-2013-galaxy-s4-soon/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">to</a> <em>SamMobile</em>. Running on Android 4.2 and powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, the Note 8.0 will weigh 0.7 pounds, house a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, and a 4600mAh battery. It is also expected to have 2GB of RAM, options for 16 and 32GB of storage expandable by a 32GB microSD card, and connectivity through Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, and Wi-Fi.
While it will be a competitor to the iPad mini, it will likely cost somewhere between that and the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/277717==http://www.electronista.com/reviews/google-nexus-7-with-jelly-bean.html" rel='nofollow'>Google Nexus 7</a>, with the included S-Pen functionality pushing the price higher.
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