Should the rumor-mill have hit pay-dirt once again, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is launch in the very new future in no less than three different variants. If true, we’ll be welcoming a Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy 8.0, a second with 3G connectivity and a third with full-fat 4G LTE.
While no official pricing or release date details have yet been offered by Samsung, it is largely expected that all three will be prices accordingly in order to rival the same versions of the iPad Mini form Apple.
So far, all we have to go on in terms of specs, features and indeed the existence of the Galaxy Note 8.0 is a series of leaked imaged and blog postings from various part of Asia and Europe. Collectively, the leaks have painted a picture of an 8-inch Tabphone hybrid running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and packing 2GB of RAM, storage options up to 32GB, a 5-megapixel camera and a mighty 4,600mAh battery.
The biggest question mark at this time remains that of whether or not the Galaxy Note 8 will pack Samsung’s latest and greatest octa-core Exyns processor – something that would in all likelihood rule out the notion of a budget price-tag.
That being said, there’s also a pretty big debate going on as to the sanity or otherwise of fitting an earpiece to a device with a gigantic 8-inch screen – using the thing to make standard phone-calls would be quite the uncomfortable and humiliating experience to say the least.
Nevertheless, the Galaxy Note range as a whole has proved to be a massive success story for Samsung and repeatedly silenced the critics that dared to pour any kind of cold water on the ideal of a Tabphone hybrid concept device. Nevertheless, it is beginning to prove rather difficult to determine where Samsung’s Tabphones end and full-on Tablet PCs begin, with so many devices already starting to overlap.