Published on January 23, 2013 3:13 PM

Samsung To Present Galaxy Note 8 At Mobile World Congress

Eight inches and a stylus to counter the iPad Mini

The Galaxy Note family is expecting. JK Shin, Samsung's mobility big wig announced in an interview that the firm will be officially unveiling a new 8-inch Galaxy Note at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

In an interview with the Korean news website, iNews 24, JK Shin officially acknowledged that the tablet does indeed exist and that will be on display at MWC 2013.

The Galaxy Note 8 (shown above for illustrative purposes only) is joining the Galaxy Note 2 smartphone and Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in Samsung's range of stylus-equipped mobile devices. The current leaks and rumours talk about an 8-inch LCD screen instead of AMOLED (or PLS, Samsung's version of IPS), 1280 x 800 resolution, a Samsung Exynos 5 processor, 2 GB of RAM and, of course, a Wacom stylus, all in the service of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

With a product like that, Samsung is just in time to chip away at Apple's market share with the iPad Mini, a product that continues to eat up even the iPad's sales. While the Galaxy Note 8 doesn't look like it deviates enormously from the Galaxy Notes 2 and 10.1, it's safe to say the tablet market can expect a heavyweight rival in its midst.

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