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We’ve gone from leaks to benchmarks to executives confirming the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and now there are photos. They look legit, but if you expected some unique design, you’ll be disappointed.

Galaxy Note 8.0

First we had rumors of the Galaxy Note 8.0 debuting next month. Then we had a Samsung executive confirm it. And now, there’s little surprise left other than to see what the actual device looks like. Oh wait, even that has happened thanks to an Italian blog site with numerous pictures of the purported 8-inch Android tablet.

Dday.it has four images showing the slate and if you expected something other than a blown-up Galaxy S III, you’ll be sorely disappointed. That’s exactly what the device in the photos looks like, complete with the same bezel, hardware home button, camera placement and, interestingly, speaker for phone calls. Yes, there’s a speaker atop the screen for the device in question.

Just to recap what we think we know about the Galaxy Note 8.0, pieced together from various leaks:

  • 8-inch Super Clear LCD with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • 2 GB of memory, 16 GB of storage
  • Android 4.2
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor; likely a Samsung Exynos
  • S-Pen and supporting software

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  1. The big question is if they were smart to make it also support phone calls. Your point about the speaker made me excited Kevin!

    This is what the community wanted of the N7 and what I believe to be the shortcoming of my iPad Mini. With phone capabilities and maybe a small receiver companion like the new HTC mini – though any BT hardware would do … and this could turn to be a knockout.

    I now own a Note 2 and an iPad Mini. I can’t shake the feeling that with a Note8 supporting calls (plus being slimmer in width than the Mini probably!) I would be tempted to reach again into my pocket :)

    Hey the Mini is first a work device for me and then a content platform (with the Apple TV). And I am sure that the Note 2 would find a good new home if I had decided to go big again. Afterall that was the idea around the Mini originally when I still thought that data only is possible (but its not yet!).

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