New Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 to take on Apple’s iPad Mini soon?

At the end of December, we told you about an unannounced Samsung device, called GT-N5100.

Now, Chinese website VR-Zone claims the N5100 will be officially called Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 – if that’s true, it will sport an 8 inch display, not a 7.7 inch one, as previously rumored. In any case, VR-Zone says the display will have 1280 x 800 pixels. Furthermore, the publication seemingly confirms that the new Note comes with an S Pen stylus.

Other expected features: Android Jelly Bean, quad-core 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, MicroSD card support, and a 4,600 mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 8.0 might be officially announced next month at MWC 2013 (25 – 28 February).

Update: SamMobile is also confirming the name of the new Samsung device.

At 1280 x 800 pixels, the Note 8.0 has a resolution higher than the one of Apple’s 7.9 inch iPad Mini (1024 x 768), which will be its direct competitor in the tablet market. However, we’ve heard that Apple is readying a new iPad Mini for 2013 – this should feature a Retina Display with 2048 × 1536 pixels. Naturally, the new iPad Mini will be superior to the Galaxy Note 8.0, at least when it comes to screen quality. Sure enough, it remains to be seen exactly when Apple launches its next-generation 7.9 inch tablet.

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It’s said that Samsung would unveil at least two other new Galaxy Note models this year: a 6.3 inch one (possibly called Galaxy Note III), and a 13.3 inch one.

Author: Florin

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  • Jorj_X_McKie

    Moderate screen resolution + digitizer > ‘Retina’ without digitizer. Apple always looses in that comparison… at least until they shake off Job’s ‘stylus=fail’ commandment.