January 17, 2013 | by Natesh Sood
Are you folks ready for another Samsung Galaxy tablet? According to a recent rumor, there is a strong chance that Samsung will introduce a newer version of the Galaxy Note tablet at MWC 2013, but it will come with an 8 inch display. There is currently the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in the market, which just received Android 4.1. The Galaxy Note 8.0 will launch with Android 4.2 on-board, which is certainly nice of Samsung.
The Galaxy Tab 8.0 is known as the Samsung GT-N5100 and it will launch in a WiFi only model and a 3G model. Specs and features include an 8 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, 4600 mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 5MP rear facing camera, 1.3MP front facing camera, 16GB/32GB of onboard storage, microSD memory expansion, and I imagine the processor will be of the quad-core Exynos variety. Since it is branded under Galaxy Note, it will presumably include S-Pen integration.
As you can tell, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is certainly a capable tablet, but there is no real “wow” factor associated with it. If Samsung is able to sell the device for an inexpensive price, then perhaps it will do well as a solid mid-range option. Once again, the tablet is still in rumor stage, so we will have to wait until MWC 2013 for further confirmation.