Cheaper Galaxy Note 8.0 Undercuts iPad Mini – Rumored Specs, Features, Release Date

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The yawning gap that separates the various handsets is down to the last few inches, and we get a few more inches out of the way with the rumored debut of yet another gadget, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. And this is expected to happen by late February, which is obviously pointing to a MWC product reveal in Barcelona, Spain.

We have just seen the last pieces needed to complete this Galaxy Note ‘puzzle’ with the info that was recently revealed on a Samsung fan site about the purported debut of a ‘cheap’ Galaxy Note 8.0. This online report has finally established the line connecting the Samsung GT-N5100 and GT-N5110 with the 8-inch Galaxy Note. The fan site, SamMobile, boasts of a near-perfect track record when it comes to the accuracy of raw and unconfirmed information and reports on Samsung products. And with this rumored late-February debut comes a sneak peek at the purported features and specs of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the former will generally have the same features as that of its larger sibling. It has also been revealed that this 8-inch Samsung tablet will be available in 2 variants – one with the WiFi connectivity and the other with the combined WiFi + 3G connectivity.

The report has also confirmed that this upcoming Samsung gadget will feature an 8-inch TFT screen with 1280×800-resolution. It will also roll out with a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3 front-facing snapper, which is perfect for video chat. Consumers will also enjoy the standard stuff expected of an entry-level gadget and these would include 2GB RAM, 32GB or 16GB option for the internal storage and expandable memory through the microSD card slot.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will get its power juices from its 4600 mAh battery and will operate on the latest Android OS – Jelly Bean 4.2. It is a small and lightweight device and perfect for those who are in search of a convenient substitute for the larger Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

Industry experts agree that a new tablet within the 8-inch territory is a strategic choice for the Korean Electronics giant, and with such form factor, it can make some headway in the segment where the Kindle Fire HD and iPad mini are doing pretty well.

Getting smaller or going for a gadget within the 7-inch range may only infringe on the market share of the Galaxy Note smartphones. On the other hand, breaching the 8-inch mark may affect the market position of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, which is currently the company’s flagship product.

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