An image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has leaked online. The picture was obtained by SlashGear from an anonymous source.
The image appears to have been taken during setup for Mobile World Congress 2013 and shows the tablet projected on a large screen with a hand holding a stylus over it. The picture correlates with information leaked about the device in recent weeks. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the tablet appears to sport a silvery border, a 2nd-gen S-pen and bezel of a similar size. The device is slightly larger than the Samsung Galaxy tab 7.7. The image also reveals that the product will come in white.
On a more bizarre note, the tablet appears to have an earpiece speaker: something usually seen on a Galaxy Note 2 or small handset device. Will the Galaxy 8.0 be used as a large smartphone?
Details of the device are not confirmed, but will likely include a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2 GB of RAM and either 16 or 32 GB of storage. It will also likely come with a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3- megapixel front camera, LTE support, Jelly Bean 4.2 and a 1280 x 800 pixel Super Clear LCD Display. A device with similar features was certified by the FCC in January, though that device may or may not be the Galaxy Note 8.0.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 should prove a worthy adversary to the iPad mini and Nexus 7. Samsung boss JK Shin confirmed the tablet in January and the device was reportedly spotted on a bus that same month.
Samsung will not hold a press conference at Mobile World Conference, nor will the Galaxy S4 appear at the event. The conference will run from Feb. 25 to 28 in Barcelona.