8-inch Galaxy Note En Route MWC

At CES, those with time to speculate allotted some to the likelihood of Samsung launching an 8-inch tablet under its Galaxy Note brand. It turns out those speculations were on the mark, with company head of mobile devices J.K. Shin confirming the unveiling of what is now called the Galaxy Note 8 (score one for confusing Samsung nomenclature), at MWC 2013, held in February.

Not much more is known about the tablet, except that its screen-size makes it an in-between to 7-7.9 inch tablets you can almost grab across with your hand (such as the Nexus 7 and iPad mini), and larger 9-10.1 inch ones (such as the iPad and Galaxy Note 10.1). Indications are that the tablet could feature an Exynos quad-core chip clocked at 1.60 GHz, and a 16:10 aspect ratio akin to larger Samsung tablets; with a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.