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Samsung's Massive Galaxy Note 8.0 Spotted in the Wild

By - Source: dday.it | B 16 comments

Another peek at Samsung's Note 8.0.

Earlier this week, we were afforded our first glimpse of Samsung's upcoming Note 8.0, an 8-inch version of its hugely successful 5+-inch Galaxy Note. However, while that picture was just a photo of a photo, this latest image gives us a better idea of how the Note 8.0 will look in real life. We first got word that Samsung could be prepping an 8-inch version of its Galaxy Note phablet last week. The idea was that this device would go head-to-head with Apple's recently released iPad Mini, which measures in at 7.9 inches in size.

Samsung on Monday confirmed its plans to launch the Note 8.0. On Tuesday, we saw our first picture of the device. Today brings us another image. This one comes courtesy of Italian site dday.it. Dday says they don't know whether the tablet in the photo is the final model or a prototype but we'll find out for sure in just a few weeks' time, when MWC kicks off in Barcelona. In the meantime, check out it out for yourself. Click through to dday.it for the full gallery.

In case your memory needs jogging, rumored specs for this device include an 8-inch 1280 x 800 TFT (Super Clear LCD) display, a 5MP camera mounted on the back, a 1.3MP camera on the front, and a 4600 mAh battery. It's also said to pack 2 GB or RAM, and either 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot will expand storage up to an additional 32 GB. On the connectivity front, the 8-inch Galaxy Note will offer Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, 802.11 b/g/b/n and A-GPS. GSM network coverage will include EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+21.1 Mbps, and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps (850/900/1900/2100). The operating system of choice will be Google's Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean".

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    joytech22 , January 24, 2013 8:57 PM
    I hope this is to be a tablet, and not a phablet.
    I can't imagine holding a tablet anywhere near as big as a Nexus 7 let alone larger next to my face.

    That's just goofy. There's no cool factor in that.
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    joytech22 , January 24, 2013 8:57 PM
    I hope this is to be a tablet, and not a phablet.
    I can't imagine holding a tablet anywhere near as big as a Nexus 7 let alone larger next to my face.

    That's just goofy. There's no cool factor in that.
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    wiyosaya , January 24, 2013 9:02 PM
    joytech22I hope this is to be a tablet, and not a phablet.I can't imagine holding a tablet anywhere near as big as a Nexus 7 let alone larger next to my face.That's just goofy. There's no cool factor in that.

    Well, if it is a speaker phone, then I don't see anyone needing to hold it to their face. The do list EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+21.1 Mbps, and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps (850/900/1900/2100) in this article; it seems at least some versions of it will be phablets.
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    whiteodian , January 24, 2013 9:02 PM
    Bluetooth will be a necessity if it's a phablet. Although, it would be pretty funny to see people holding these to their heads walking down the street.
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    sna , January 24, 2013 9:03 PM
    what is the difference ? just
    joytech22I hope this is to be a tablet, and not a phablet.I can't imagine holding a tablet anywhere near as big as a Nexus 7 let alone larger next to my face.That's just goofy. There's no cool factor in that.


    whats the difference ? just dont use the phonne and look at it as a tablet.
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    WithoutWeakness , January 24, 2013 9:10 PM
    8" tablet with network connectivity and the ability to make calls? This is quite an odd device.

    I really don't see this as a phone. It's a tablet that can make calls. I'd be baffled if anyone actually gave up their phone and went to this as their primary device. I CAN, however, see this as an awesome small tablet with 3G+WiFi. Price it under $400 without a contract and I see no reason why it won't sell well.
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    anon8172 , January 24, 2013 9:29 PM
    Only the ipad has "data only" access. I would love for tablets to have seperate, affordable data-only plans.
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    Anonymous , January 24, 2013 9:30 PM
    ...."GSM network coverage will include EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+21.1 Mbps, and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps (850/900/1900/2100)?. Yep its a phablet. Makes my Galaxy Note 1 look puny.
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    anon8172 , January 24, 2013 9:32 PM
    Ok, I might be wrong about that. Can you get 3GB/mo for this device for $30/mo from the deathstar? If so, that OK, but the overage fees are crazy.
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    burmese_dude , January 24, 2013 10:36 PM
    I'd like to see Mini-Me gets this phone. He'll have to wear a really small backpack to keep this with him.
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    halcyon , January 25, 2013 1:09 AM
    1280x800...on a new 2013 more-than-budget-oriented device? That's a FAIL. 1080p please.
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    notsleep , January 25, 2013 1:17 AM
    internet hate....real world love...equals $$$ for samsung :p 
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    darkavenger123 , January 25, 2013 7:07 AM
    What's the point..i already have a Galaxy Tab 7.7 which can make calls. I don't use it to make call...it's crazy...and this is 0.3" bigger...:x
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    mihaimm , January 25, 2013 9:41 AM
    darkavenger123What's the point..i already have a Galaxy Tab 7.7 which can make calls. I don't use it to make call...it's crazy...and this is 0.3" bigger...:x
    You don't get it... this is a Galaxy Note, what you have is a Galaxy Tab! Totally different thing!!!
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    freggo , January 25, 2013 1:42 PM
    Can you say Photoshop ?
    Come on, that pic is as fake as they come.
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    mitchellvii , January 27, 2013 10:22 AM
    Quote:
    1280x800...on a new 2013 more-than-budget-oriented device? That's a FAIL. 1080p please.


    The problem is the Wacom Digitizer for the pen. Mobile processors don't have the juice to drive higher resolutions lag free. Hence you see the pen available only on Surface Pro tablets with full Intel CPU's.

    Alot of the resolution in the apple retina display is wasted on the human eye. This should come in around 180 ppi which is respectable.
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    halcyon , January 29, 2013 2:51 PM
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    The problem is the Wacom Digitizer for the pen. Mobile processors don't have the juice to drive higher resolutions lag free. Hence you see the pen available only on Surface Pro tablets with full Intel CPU's.

    Alot of the resolution in the apple retina display is wasted on the human eye. This should come in around 180 ppi which is respectable.

    Then they need to correct that...it's not 2010.