Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 Found in Barcelona; Physical Buttons and All

February 23, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

As you know, Mobile World Congress kicks off officially on Monday, but everything will be announced this weekend. So make sure you stay tuned to Android Headlines for the latest Android news. We’ve already been promised by Samsung Mobile’s head, that we would see a new flavor and size of the Galaxy Note. Which we’ve seen the Galaxy Note 8.0 leaked and rumored many times in the past couple of months. Now we can see exactly what it looks like.

Engadget, posted the image above from Barcelona, it’s the Galaxy Note 8.0 which as they note basically covers your whole hand. Which it should. It’s an 8-inch tablet. But the interesting thing here, and something many of you are not going to like, are the physical buttons. We can see the menu and back capacitive buttons, but it’s hard to see if there’s a home button there or not. But I’m pretty sure there is. So it’s kinda like Samsung took the Galaxy Note 2 and stretched it to 8-inches.

For those of you that need a refresher, here’s what the rumored specs of the Galaxy Note 8.0 look like:

  • 8-inch 1280×800 display
  • 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage; Expandable via¬†microSD¬†card

We don’t know much else as far as specs go, but we will definitely find out really soon. It’s a Galaxy Note so of course it comes with the S Pen, and all of the Galaxy Note features and apps. Including Multi-Window which is also making its way to the Galaxy S3 in the Android 4.1.2 update. I wonder what else Samsung has up its sleeve for Mobile World Congress this week? We’ve heard rumors of many of other low-end and mid-range devices possibly being announced by Samsung but we’ll have to wait and see.

How many of you were looking forward to the Galaxy Note 8.0? What do you think about it now that it indeed looks like it’ll have physical buttons? I was really looking forward to it, but despise those physical buttons, why can’t Samsung keep the software keys they had in the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab family? Let us know what you think in the comments below.