Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 purportedly spied out and about with rounded corners, physical home buttonAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 leaks and news continue this morning with a fresh batch of "in the wild" photos purportedly showing off the upcoming tablet. The shots, which were posted by Italian site DDay.it, show a white Samsung-branded slate with what looks to be an S Pen slot in one of the lower corners of its backside. We can also see a camera protruding from the slate's rear, and around front there's a second camera up near the top of the device. The bottom of this alleged Note 8.0's face features a physical home button that are flanked by capacitive menu and back buttons.
With its rounded corners and set of buttons on its front, the device in these photos looks a bit like a big version of Samsung's Galaxy S III. Those buttons aren't something that we've seen before on a Samsung-made Android tablet, but using them along with an S III-style design could help to make the Note 8.0 more immediately recognizable as a Galaxy product thanks to the look and feel that they share.
As far as specs go, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is rumored to feature an 8-inch 1280x800 display, 5-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Note 8.0 has yet to be officially announced by Samsung, but according to a recent report, a Samsung executive revealed that the new tablet is due to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month. There's no word yet on when the Note 8.0 might launch or how much it'll cost when it does, but the new slate should be a nice middle ground option between the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II smartphone and the 10.1-inch Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. A couple more shots of this device in the wild can be found at the DDay.it link below.