Yesterday we showed you the first ever live images depicting the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 in all its glory, being handled and all that. And today we have a couple more photos of the new Note device. You get to see the S Pen stylus too this time (in case you were desperately waiting for that).
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is also shown alongside a Galaxy Note II phablet, just so you’re able to get a good impression about its size. And there’s no other way to put this: even compared to the Note II, this is huge. So hopefully we won’t be seeing many people holding it to their ears and talking – because you will be able to do just that, as the speaker grill above the screen suggests.
Interestingly, this is Samsung’s first tablet that’s very much portrait-oriented. Or portrait-focused, let’s say. The Samsung logo is in portrait mode, the camera on the back is where you’d expect to find it in a phone, not a tablet, and the physical Home button has so far not made it to any of the company’s tablets – everything points to the fact that Samsung’s done all it can do to persuade you to use this in portrait mode.
Of course, Apple has always showed its tablets operating in portrait mode, but this is probably a first for the Android world. That, coupled with its phone-calling abilities, make the Galaxy Note 8.0 seem more like a ‘giant-size phone’ than any other tablet before it.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will be unveiled during MWC next month, and rumor has it that it will come with a 1,280×800 touchscreen, a quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and Android Jelly Bean (though whether 4.1 or 4.2 is still up for debate).