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Samsung will launch an 8in Galaxy Note at MWC

Says the Galaxy S4 is coming 'soon'
Mon Jan 21 2013, 14:52
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung has revealed that it will launch an 8in Galaxy Note device at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next month.

This news doesn't come from a loose-lipped Samsung staffer, it comes from Samsung Mobile president J.K. Shin. Speaking to Korean news website News1, Shin revealed that the firm will unveil the 8in Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 at the Barcelona mobile technology show in a few weeks.

Although Shin didn't reveal what we can expect from the Galaxy Note 8.0, there's talk that the device will feature Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual cameras, microSD memory expansion and a 4,600mAh battery. As it carries Samsung's Galaxy Note branding, we're assuming that it will come with a stylus and Samsung's productivity focused software features.

Shin also let slip that Samsung will announce the long-rumoured Galaxy S4 "soon," seemingly confirming the flagship smartphone's branding. This is expected to arrive touting a 5in screen and Samsung's recently unveiled eight-core Exynos 5 processor.

However, the Galaxy S4 is unlikely to see an unveiling at MWC. In recent years Samsung has opted for its own Apple-style launch events to create more hype around its flagship smartphones.

We'll be at MWC next month, so check back for the latest on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. µ

 

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