Next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) will be marked by an eight-inch, Galaxy Note-branded tablet from Samsung, it has been reported, as the gadget-maker ditches the Tab brand for slates in favour of the more successful Note moniker.
According to Korean site iNews24, Samsung’s chief of Mobile Communications JK Shin disclosed that the device apparently dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is landing next month at Barcelona’s annual tech expo.
The extension of the Note brand from the original Note and Note 2 phablets (smartphone-tablet hybrids) to full-blown tablets comes after the most recent effort bucked the disappointing showing for almost all the Galaxy Tab range and raced to 20 million sales.
Specs for the Note 8.0 are unconfirmed. However, rumours suggest they'll take in a five megapixel rear camera, a three megapixel front-facing snapper and a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor.
Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, it’s also rumoured to house a 4600mAh battery and come in 16GB or 32GB storage options.
News of Samsung’s plans come amid signs of what’s shaping to be a busy product pipeline for 2013, including a Galaxy Note 3, the hugely anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 and the media-player-tablet-phone mash-up that is the Fonblet.