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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.

Source: SamMobile


Reader comments

Samsung 'Galaxy Note 8.0' purportedly outed ahead of MWC reveal


There's nothing wrong with the iPad Mini or the Note 8.0: however, they are two totally different products when you think about it.

Yes. I have a Galaxy Tab 8.9 and this is the perfect size for a tablet. That device is a little old and a little laggy. Been waiting for a replacement at that size for a while now and look forward to picking one of these up.

An 8.0 screen when you're trying to take notes would just irritate you because your palm would be half on the screen and half off. 8.9 should be the minimum if you're making it a Galaxy Note.

I beg to differ! My wife has the Note 10.1, I have the Tab 2 7.0 and the Note 2. I take notes with all three very easily! I do agree that the little bit larger screen would be handy, but I wouldn't (personally) say it would have to be a min. This will definitely be replacing my Tab 2 due mainly to the S-Pen.

I have a 10.1 and a Note 2. I jot things down with the Note 2. I take notes and write with the 10.1. That is why I think the larger screen is a better experience. But to each his own.

Interesting. I'd still rather have a 10", though. I've already got a Note 2, and don't see the point (personally) for another device that close to the same size.

Its going to be a phone. The Note 3! The hip holster is going to be unbelievable.

On a serious note I love my 10.1 cant imagine this being any worse.

This makes me wonder: will the Note 3 be a phone? It seems to make little sense to have a Note 3 at over 6 inches, and a Note 8.0 at 8 inches. Considering that both would have cellular connectivity, wouldn't the two steal sales from each other?

It was only a matter of time before they trotted out a smaller Note tablet. There are times when I think it'd be nice to have a smaller tablet than my GN10.1 to fit in my coat pocket.

I'm pretty curious. Jelly Bean has given new life to my Tab 2 7 inch (honestly it really is smooth now) but I am hankering for some higher specs for my next tablet

This could be what I am looking for in my next tablet. I am thinking the added features of the S Pen would probably be really nice for a tablet. I still use the heck out of my Xoom but I'm not sure if I want another 10" tablet, it's kind of big for games. The N7 I'm more interested in the 2nd generation version, looking for a Tegra 4 in it.

I'm torn between this and waiting for the price to drop on the Note 10.1. Anyone have any guesses as to price for this little guy?

Yes, Get the 10.1 especially if you like the stylus capability and the fact that the Note ignores the fact that your palm is on screen. Perfect for note taking and sketching. 8.0 imho is still a bit small. Should be at least 8.9

8.0 is still a bit small for a tablet with Stylus capability. Especially since you can have your palm on screen, I would think an 8.9 would be a bit more comfortable.

I truly believe the perfect tablet (I love tablet technology. On mine constantly) would be at least 8.9 inches packing a Nividia Tegra 3-4. Quad core and dual band wifi.
This really is the time for HD. So built with 1080p can't be to much to ask. Running 4.2 JB or even 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
I love Sammy and all my products are Samsung, but its time to up the Ante!

Loving my Nexus 7 but would love to have the Notes features with the Spen. Any bigger and it would loose a lot of protability. The 7 inch size reminds me of the size of my old Franklin Covey but much slimmer.

Should have stuck with 7in. Here comes the apple lawsuits again... We made our tablet bigger than 7in but smaller than 9in and now they're doing it blah blah blah. Not that they haven't already made smaller tablets but you know how apple is....

Just hope that they commit to making some accessories for this version cuz there aren't that many for the 10.1.

Samsung can't seem to go very long without making a new something, that is completely unnecessary.

What will the screen ratio be? I love the aspect ratios of the Apple mini & KF 8.9 but Android is a must. I am considering the 9.4 Sony. I want something smaller than the wife's ipad, but bigger (wider) than my son's 7" kindle. It will be used for web surfing, forums and android games. I don't watch movies, so wide screen is not neeeded. The 7" tablets just are not 'tall' enough in landscape mode and too narrow in portrait. 9 seems to be the sweet spot for me.