South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is reportedly gearing up for the launch of a new device in its Galaxy Note series, one that would feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen display.The handset is said to sport the model number GT-N5100, and to be set to land on shelves in two flavors, namely with and without 3G connectivity.
While the 3G / Wi-Fi version will be launched as of GT-N5100, the Wi-Fi only flavor of the device will hit the market as GT-N5110, SamMobile reports.
Furthermore, the new device is expected to sport an 8-inch 1280×800 TFT (Super Clear LCD) display on the front, and might be officially unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
The specifications list of the new device is also said to include 2GB of RAM, along with 16GB / 32GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot to allow for storage expansion.
Galaxy Note 8 is expected to include a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, along with a 1.3MP camera on the front to enable video chatting.
At the same time, the tablet PC should pack a 4600mAh battery when released, along with support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, and built-in GPS receiver.
Galaxy Note 8 will measure 211.3×136.3×7.95 mm, while expected to weight 330 grams. Rumor has it that Samsung will launch it with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean loaded on top right from the start.
Codenamed Kona, the new slate would complement Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 on the market, although its specs list doesn’t suggest that it would be a high-end device.
For the time being, however, nothing has been officially confirmed on the new tablet PC, and we should wait for Samsung’s formal announcement on this to learn specific details on it. Stay tuned for more news on the matter.