Published: January 23, 2013 3:13 PM
By Romain Thuret
Translated by: Hugh Ehreth
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.

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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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