First photo of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaks, will compete with iPad mini

It is almost confirmed that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8.0 at MWC next month and today we have the first alleged photo of the iPad mini competitor, courtesy @clasificatearg. The alleged screen grab from what looks to be a product presentation shows design cues from the Galaxy S III, which would indicate that Samsung is finally settling down with one design that would be replicated across its smartphone and tablet lineup, similar to what Apple has started doing with the iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

The slide reveals that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will have an 8-inch 1280×800 pixel display, 16GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot, a quad-core 1.66GHz processor, 2GB of RAM along with a 5-megapixel rear and 3.3-megapixel front cameras. Of course, being a part of Note series means it will come with Samsung’s S-Pen stylus input.

From the looks of it, the Galaxy Note 8.0 seems to be a larger Galaxy Note II. It will be interesting to see how it pairs up with the rumored Galaxy Note III, which is rumored to have a 6.3-inch display. Samsung is also expected to launch a dual-SIM Android smartphone with a 5.8-inch display at MWC called the Fonblet. Even the Galaxy S IV, which should be announced in the second quarter of 2o13, is expected to sport a 4.99-inch display. If all this turns out to be true, Samsung is looking ahead for a year of phablets with multiple devices with displays measuring over 5-inches.

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