Last year in Barcelona, Samsung managed to out the Galaxy Note 10.1 on the side of a building at Plaça de Catalunya, a day ahead of the official announcement. Looks like we'll have no such slippage for Galaxy Note 8, as Samsung's JK Shin apparently has confirmed a previous report to INews24 that we'll see yet another size variation at  Mobile World Congress next month. 

What we don't yet know is whether this 'tweener will be more tablet than smartphone, or vice versa. We'll be in Barcelona, of course, and you'll be coming along for the ride.

Source: INews24; via Engadget


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Samsung's JK Shin apparently confirms 8-inch Galaxy Note at MWC


Um… why is there an ad for the OG Note? And why does the Note 8 ad still show "Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1" at the bottom? This is odd.

I hope it runs Paranoid Android straight out of the box!! This really is the best option for a phablet I've ever seen. If they start doing something similar to that they would really start seeing more people adopt the phablet devices!

I think with the size of phones now they ought to just permanently place the notification shade on the bottom. Like on paranoid android. Most phones just feel like small tablets...

I'm sure with the 8" screen, this is aimed squarely at the iPad Mini. I expect it to try and one up Apple in just about every hardware spec.