The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has been intensely rumored among those whose hearts the series has captured, and the latest piece suggests it will arrive in Europe in three versions. The device has been at the center of quite a bit of speculation of late, and we just reported that it was outed in an official press release for Lok-It secure flash drives.
There is so little concrete information on the Galaxy Note 8.0 to go by, but a few more details have apparently been dug up from the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) – a fairly reliable source. The listings seem to suggest that there will be three different versions for the continent.
The variants will apparently be the GT-N5100 which should have Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, the GT-N5110, allegedly a Wi-Fi-only model, and the GT-N5105, which can boast of Wi-Fi, 3G as well as LTE support. And though the listings point only to a European release, models for North America and Asia are expected too.
As we reported in January, JK Shin, the head of mobile communications for the South Korean manufacturer, seemingly confirmed the existence of the tablet in a chat with a regional website. His comments went on to reveal that the world could expect it to turn up at this year’s MWC to be held in Spain later in the month.
In terms of specs, the slab might sport as high a resolution as 1280 x 800p. Jelly Bean is reported to come along with the device, as is 2GB of RAM and a quad core processor, most likely an Exynos chip. There should also be a 5MP camera on the rear panel. And needless to say, S Pen functionality will be seen as well.
The current rumor even pegs a price on the yet-to-be-announced phone-tablet hybrid. As it goes, the Wi-Fi-only variant should start at €450. But Unwired View says this is far too expensive and sees this as much too high a selling point, considering that the 16GB iPad mini can be purchased for as little as €339.
That’s all for now on the talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 coming to Europe in three different versions. There’s not much we can do until the company decides to officially announce something, and we’ll be content waiting until the MWC, scheduled to begin on February 25.