The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is believed to have already paid a visit to the Federal Communications Commission under the name GT-N5110. The FCC listing does not bear the name “Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0,” however, and only mentions that the device is a “portable tablet computer” that is “Made in Korea by Samsung.” There is also an indication that it comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and that it packs 16GB of internal storage space.
The device appears to be consistent with the recent slew of rumors and alleged leaks about an 8-inch Note.
One leak claims to be a set of images of the slate along with an S-Pen. The model number, GT-N5110, has also been spotted in benchmark test results as early as December last year. Furthermore, the purported specifications of the device have already been published by Sam Mobile, which is often an accurate source of information about upcoming Samsung products.
To review, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, as per Sam Mobile, will come with an 8-inch TFT (Super Clear LCD) screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It will support the following GSM networks: EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+21.1Mbps, and HSUPA 5.76Mbps (850/900/1900/2100). Under the hood, the device will run on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. It will be powered by a 4600 mAh and sport 2GB of RAM as well as a microSD card slot that accepts cards with any capacity up to 32GB. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will be the operating system available. Also onboard is a 5-megapixel rear camera. There will supposedly be two models available, a 3G version, and a Wi-Fi-only version.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0’s dimensions will be 211.3 x 136.3 x 7.95 mm. By comparison, the Galaxy Note 10.1 measures 262 x 180 x 8.9 mm whereas the Galaxy Note 2 spans 151 x 80 x 9 mm. Thus, as Engadget notes, the 8-inch device will fill the gap in size between two other popular Samsung devices.
The device is expected to be unveiled to the public next month during the Mobile World Congress.