We've come across the Samsung GT-N5100 and GT-N5110 a couple of times before in benchmarks and certification listings. We've even speculated that based on the model number and specs, they're likely candidates for Wifi and 3G versions of a new, smaller Galaxy Note tablet. Now Samsung fan site SamMobile claims to have uncovered details of the GT-N5100/10, which it says will come to market as the "Galaxy Note 8.0."
The site has a good track record when it comes to digging up info on unannounced Samsung products, nevertheless, keep in mind that these details haven't been officially confirmed in any way. With that out of the way, let's break down some of the purported specs --
- Name: Galaxy Note 8.0
- Product numbers: GT-N5110 (Wifi), GT-N5100 (Wifi/3G)
- Battery: 4600mAh
- Dimensions: 211.3x136.3x7.95mm
- Weight: 330 grams
- Screen: 8.0-inch Super Clear LCD @ 1280x800 resolution
- Data: Quad-band EDGE, quad-band HSPA+ up to 21.1Mbps down, 5.76Mbps up (GT-N5100 only)
- Cameras: 5MP rear, 1.3MP front
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 16/32GB options, expandable via microSD card
- OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
No CPU is reported in today's spec list, but earlier benchmarks have suggested the device will be fitted with a 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad CPU, same as the Galaxy Note 2. Presumably, as it's a Galaxy Note tablet, the Note 8.0 would also include a Wacom-based "S Pen" stylus.
SamMobile says the Note 8.0 will make its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February. Last year's MWC saw Samsung unveil several new Android tablets, including the Galaxy Tab 2 line and the original Galaxy Note 10.1 design, so we wouldn't be too surprised to see such a device in Spain next month.
Anyone in the market for a possible small form factor Galaxy Note tablet? Let us know what you think in the comments.