Samsung has confirmed its plans to debut the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Samsung vice president JK Shin announced on Monday that the company was prepared to show off its new 8-inch display in February.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is meant to be a direct competitor to the iPad mini, Apple’s newest and smallest tablet PC to date.
The new smaller sized Samsung Galaxy tablet will likely retain most of the Galaxy 10.1’s popular features. The device is expected to include a 1280×800 TFT Super Clear LCD display and a quad-core 1.6GHz processor.
Also featured on the new tablet will be Google Android 4.2 and a rear facing 5-megapixel camera. Samsung is also expected to include a 1.3-megapixel front camera.
Adding to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is an expected 2GB of RAM and options for 16GB and 32GB hard drives. Samsung will also likely include a 32GB microSD card slot for an additional 32GB of expandable memory.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is also expected to include a 4600mAh battery and several connectivity options including Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi.
The new Samsung tablet is expected to be priced somewhere between the Apple iPad Mini and the Google Nexus 7. Buyers will also be given the option to purchase an S-Pen for an additional fee.
Are you excited to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, or do you prefer tablet PC’s with a larger display?