Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Prepping for MWC 2013 Launch: Everything You Need to Know [Rumor Roundup]

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With only a few weeks left for the MWC 2013 tech show to begin, the tech media is getting flooded with a bunch of leaks, rumors and speculations regarding upcoming devices at the stunning event. Samsung is one of the companies that is highly rumored to come up with huge collection of Android devices to sizzle the tech arena this year.

Recently, the South Korean tech giant was rumored to be prepping three tablets that are in tow for February launch. But these tablets are not the only ones as the company is also making rounds for other devices including Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Pocket Plus and Galaxy Young.

Well, Galaxy Note 8.0 is the tablet that has been accidentally confirmed to be unwrapped at MWC 2013 by a Samsung official on the sidelines of a presentation. Further, Galaxy Note 8.0 is claimed to be the next big tablet venture of The South Korean giant, as it is presumably aimed to take over on iPad Mini.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Prepping for MWC 2013 Launch [Rumor Roundup]

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The rumors about the tablet are pouring in almost every day and hence, Gizbot has come up with a summary of all the rumors and speculations of Galaxy Note 8.0 under one roof. Continue reading to get yourself updated on all that is known about Galaxy Note 8.0 so far.

What Features to Expect?

According to earlier reports and speculations, Galaxy Note 8.0 is rumored to come packed with an an 8 inch Super Clean LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.6GHz quad core Exynos 4412 processor, micro SD card slot, 16GB/32GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera for video calling, Wi-Fi, micro USB 2.0, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 4,600 mAh battery.

S-Pen, Multi-Window, Floating Window Support

Galaxy Note 8.0 is not only speculated to pack exciting specifications as mentioned above, but also come with S-Pen support, just like its elder kin - Galaxy Note 10.1. Going by recently leaked pictures, Galaxy Note 8.0 is alleged to run on TouchWIZ UI with floating windows and multi-window technologies.

Release Date

After a confirmation from Samsung's VP JK Shin, it is clear that the South Korean tech titan will take the wraps off Galaxy Note 8.0 at MWC 2013. When it comes to availability, tech experts predict that the device will be released in Q2 2013.

Pricing

Although the official price of the tablet is unknown, however reportedly that Galaxy Note 8.0 will retail for £9391 (approx. Rs 33,000). Contrastly, tech experts predicted in past reports that the device will be roughly priced between Rs 13,000 to Rs 16,000, which will make it competitive.

Competition

If the current rumored specifications of the Galaxy Note 8.0 turn out to be authentic then the upcoming device would surely prove to be stiff competitor to Apple iPad Mini - the 7.9 inch miniature of the tablet market dominator launched in October 2012.

Speaking of specifications, iPad Mini has a packs a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, which is not a Retina Display, 1GHz dual core Apple A5 processor, PowerVR GPU, 5MP iSight rear camera, 1.2MP front camera for video calling, iOS 6, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, Lightning port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 16.3 Whr Li-Po battery delivering up to 10 hours backup.

When it comes to pricing, iPad Mini is priced at Rs 21,900, Rs 26,900 and Rs 31,900 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi only variants and Rs 29,900, Rs 35,900 and Rs 41,900 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G variants.

All that can be concluded is that Galaxy Note 8.0 can fall in as a successful competitor against the iPad Mini, provided it comes with a price starting at Rs 16,500 approximately.

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