That’s because two separate South Korean outlets are reporting that JK Shin (pictured below), none other than Samsung’s mobile head honcho, has acknowledged that the Galaxy Note 8.0 is real. Furthermore, Samsung is going to introduce it during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February.
Unfortunately, Shin didn’t also list the specs of the new Note tablet, which leaves us just with what has been leaked recently. The new Note 8.0 will obviously sit in the Korean company’s portfolio in between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1, and it could come with an 8-inch 1280×800 touchscreen, a quad-core 1.6 GHz Samsung Exynos processor, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB built-in storage, microSD slot, and a 4,600 mAh battery.
If it wasn’t clear enough by now, JK Shin also almost confirmed that the Galaxy S IV won’t be announced at MWC. He could have just said the company’s next flagship phone would be seen there alongside the Galaxy Note 8.0 he just acknowledged, but he didn’t. Instead, he just said the Galaxy S IV would be coming “soon”. So, once again, do expect a separate Samsung event for that unveiling, similar to what happened last year for the Galaxy S III.
Last, but not least, JK Shin said that the Galaxy S IV wasn’t present in Las Vegas during CES and it wasn’t shown to carrier executives, contradicting a report from the beginning of January.
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