A few weeks after we first heard about it, three days after an exec confirmed its existence, and 48 hours after the first supposed render got leaked, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 can be seen in all its glory in some leaked live images.
These have surfaced on Italian site DDay, and they depict Samsung’s upcoming iPad Mini competitor (and perhaps the successor of sorts to the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from yesteryear) from a number of angles, as you can see.
The strange thing here is that this looks more like an oversized Galaxy S III than one of Samsung’s previously released tablets. There’s even that signature Samsung physical Home button, so far seen only on the company’s smartphones and phablets.
Even stranger still is that the Galaxy Note 8.0 looks like it can be used as a phone, since it comes with a speaker grill sitting above the display in portrait mode. Some of Samsung’s 7-inchers also came with phone capabilities, but those were smaller. And putting an 8″ monstrosity to your ear just seems a bit too much for us.
Then again, who knows? Maybe this will be the start of a trend. Eight-inch phones. Get used to the sound of that, will you?
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be unveiled during Mobile World Congress at the end of next month, and according to recent leaks it should come with a touchscreen with 1,280×800 resolution, a quad-core processor, a 5 MP rear camera (with no flash, as can be gathered from the images), and 2 GB of RAM. Obviously, this being a Note, it will come with the S Pen stylus as well.
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