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Samsung to launch 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet to counter iPad Mini

Samsung-GALAXY-NOTE-10Samsung seems to be readying its second Note series tablet to counter the Apple’s cheaper iPad Mini. This tablet from South Korean manufacturer carries the model number GT-N5100 and will be called Galaxy Note 8.0.

According to a report in Sammobile, this alleged Android tablet will be sold in Wi-Fi and 3G versions, same as company’s earlier tablets and feature S-Pen stylus support, which is a highlight of Note series smartphones and slates.

The report further adds that Note GT-N5100 will come with 8.0-inch 1280×800p Super Clear LCD, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 2GB RAM, 16/32 internal storage and microSD card slot.  There is no word on the processor, but we expect it to be at-least quad-core, considering other specs.

Other specs include 4600 mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi and Jelly Bean Android 4.2. These specs are pretty decent and it would be interesting to see how Samsung prices it to counter Apple’s iPad Mini, which retails for $329 (cheapest model). This Note 8.0 launch would also be interesting as rumours suggest that Apple is planning to announce second-gen iPad Mini in March, which if true, will be the real target of Samsung than the current-gen iPad Mini.

Samsung is most likely to introduce the Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile World Congress late next month.

More Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 details:

  • Codename: Kona
  • Dimensions: 211.3×136.3×7.95mm, 330 grams
  • GSM networks: EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+21.1Mbps,
  • HSUPA 5.76Mbps (850/900/1900/2100)

Image Credit: Wired

About Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of Byte Gyan as well as popular Indian Android blog AndroidOS.in. A journalism post-grad from AJK MCRC, he has worked with organizations like Encyclopaedia Britannica, Info Edge, Free Press Journal, Webdunia & NDTV in the past.

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