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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.
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.
According to a Bugarian site, Tablet.bg Galaxy Note 8.0 could be priced 699 leva in Bulgaria, which translates to 358 euros (approx. Rs 25,800). This applies to the base model of the tablet with 16GB storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. The base model of iPad Mini costs 339 euros (selling at Rs 21,900), which makes it cheaper than the Samsung offering. Further, the report also claims that the device will be released in March in Europe.
Going by 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.
Further, the tablet is also speculated to come with S-Pen support, just like Galaxy Note 10.1 and run on TouchWIZ UI with floating windows and multi-window technologies.
If the current rumored specifications and price 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.
As far as specs are concerned, 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.
Though Galaxy Note 8.0 is rumored to be priced higher than iPad Mini, the tablet is speculated to come with a quad core processor, better 2GB RAM capacity and stylus support. However, the Apple offering will have better camera performance with iSight technology and improved battery backup.