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Samsung to roll out 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet next month, report says

January 18, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Samsung might announce a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10.1, shown above, next month.
Samsung might announce a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10.1, shown… (Samsung )

Samsung is expected to unveil a smaller, 8-inch-screen tablet next month at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress, according to a report.

The rumored tablet is expected to be called the Galaxy Note 8.0 and rival the iPad mini, Nexus 7 and the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

According to SamMobile, a news website dedicated to covering Samsung, the tablet will feature a 1,280-by-800-pixel resolution display, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. SamMobile also reports it will have a MicroSD port.

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Because the tablet will be a part of the Galaxy Note line, it'll feature Samsung's S-Pen stylus.

The SamMobile report doesn't include information regarding the tablet's processor, but it says the device will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Google mobile operating system.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in Wi-Fi only and cellular models and be available with either 16 or 32 gigabytes of storage space, according to the report.


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