Samsung Galaxy Note Release Date: Report Confirms New 8-Inch Galaxy Note At MWC 2013; New Tablet To Compete Against Nexus 7, iPad Mini? [SPECS & RUMORS]
According to reports, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note will be eight inches and released at MWC 2013.
Android's popular tablet mobile device, the Samsung Galaxy Note, will be getting an upgrade in the coming months, according to iNews24 and other major news outlets, including Engadget. iNews24 reported that JK Shin, the head of Samsung Mobile, confirmed that Samsung will be releasing an 8-inch tablet/phone at Mobile World Congress 2013, commonly called MWC 2013, in late February.
The Verge reports that previous rumors about an upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note device indicated that it would come in both 3G and Wi-Fi models with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 1280 x 800 display, a 5-megapixel back camera, and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera. Design-wise, the new Samsung Galaxy Note should be similar to previous version of the Galaxy Tab.
Engadget wrote about what kind of processor could be included in the new Samsung Galaxy Note.
"Note range is the mysterious GT-N5100 we saw benchmarked recently, it could be packing a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor ..."
Samsung is rumored to be preparing a number of new Android devices, including a 1080p Galaxy S IV and an even bigger Galaxy Note II phone or "phablet," depending on how you use it. Back at MWC 2012, the Galaxy Note 10.1 was the centerpiece of Samsung's presentation, and it seems like the new Galaxy Note tablet will be the main event in MWC 2013. It stands to reason that Samsung will use this device to compete against the growing popularity of smaller tablets, like the Google Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini. Both have been selling extremely well, and seem to be a potential thorn in the side for Samsung and their future sales figures.
Mr. Shin didn't really talk about anything else with iNews24, but stay tuned for more details.
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