Samsung’s head of mobile, JK Shin, has confirmed the Galaxy Note 8. The 8-inch will be making an appearance in February. Speaking about the Galaxy S4, he would only say that it is coming “soon”.
The Samsung boss confirmed the Galaxy Note 8 would be arriving in February, while speaking to News1 and iNews 24 in Korea. Sadly, he remained tight-lipped about the hotly anticipated Galaxy S4.
In September of 2011, Samsung unveiled the original Galaxy Note, sporting a 5.3-inch screen. It was criticised for launching a device experts thought was too big for the hands. The Korean tech giant, however, proved that there is an audience for phablets (cross between a smartphone and a tablet). It then released the highly popular 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 and bigger devices such as the Galaxy Note 10.1 last year.
This may confuse you, since Samsung also offers the Galaxy Tab in a variety of sizes. So what’s the difference between the Note and Tab? The Note comes with the S Pen, which is a stylus. It also comes with apps optimised for the S Pen. The Galaxy Tab does not.
Samsung will be lifting the lid on the Galaxy Note 8 at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2013, which will be kicking off in Barcelona towards the end of February.
Unfortunately, the Korean is yet to confirm when it plans to unveil the Galaxy S4. Samsung is likely to lift the lid on its next flagship in its own event, rather than unveil the device with everyone else at MWC.
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