Samsung's 8-inch Galaxy Note heads to MWC 2013

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 phablet hasn't been on the market all that long, as the device only landed in AT&T stores across the country on November 2012.

As peviously discussed on TG Daily, the Galaxy Note 2 features a 5.5-inch screen, a quad-core processor, and runs Android 4.1 (JellyBean).

Nevertheless, it appears as if Samsung is already ready for a follow-up, with rumors indicating a Galaxy Note device with a larger 8-inch screen is currently in the works.

Recently, Samsung Mobile vice president JK Shin confirmed that an 8-inch Galaxy Note device would be debuting at Mobile World Congress 2013.

Along with the confirmation, Shin offered some basic specs for the phablet (confirming the screen size), which will be loaded with Android Jelly Bean 4.2. The battery inside the device is tipped at 4600 mAh, while the phablet reportedly measures 211.3 x 136.3 x 7.95 mm and weighs 330 g.

The 8-inch display will apparently boast a resolution of 1280 x 800.

Additional specs?

Bluetooth, A-GPS, a five-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, a quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM.

The standard version of the tablet will is slated to offer 16 GB of storage (with an option for 32 GB), along with a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Oh, and yes, Shin also confirmed the long-awaited Galaxy S IV smartphone will be unveiled soon as well.

Samsung has done exceptionally well with its Galaxy S III, allowing the industry heavyweight to successfully challenge Apple and claim a signficant percentage of the smartphone market.