There have been a lot of rumors lately about the latest Galaxy Note variant, Galaxy Note 8.0. As the name suggests, it will be an 8-inch tablet with a built in S-Pen stylus. It will likely be announced at Mobile World Congress later next month.
This tablet seems a lot like a smaller version of the Galaxy Note 10.1. The size also seems more practical. Personally, I enjoy using tablets around 7-inches more than 10-inch ones. The Galaxy Note 8.0 seems to suffer the same fatal flaw that the Galaxy Note 10.1 suffered – the 1280 x 800 screen resolution. At least the pixel density will be slightly higher on this 8-inch model.
The original Galaxy Note launched with a giant 5.3-inch screen. The next year Samsung upped the display by another 0.2 inches. The latest rumors state that the Galaxy Note III will have a monstrous 6.3-inch screen.
At that size, 1080p is definitely coming. I would also expect a larger battery to accommodate the larger screen.
What do you guys think? Could you carry around a 6.3-inch phone?
The Samsung Nexus 10 is still three days from announcement, but somebody has leaked the specs and plenty of photos. For specs, the Nexus 10 will have a Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core processor at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 10.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, 5 MP rear camera, unknown front-facing camera, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi. Those beefy specs can easily rival the iPad and crush the current crop of Android tablets. (The Galaxy Note 10.1 is powerful, but the lower resolution screen does hold it back.)
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There is not much to this story. The manual for the rumored Samsung Nexus 10 has leaked and two photos have appeared on the internet. You can find the second photo after the break, but it is even less exciting than the one above.
All this is just further proof that the Nexus 10 is coming soon. It should be announced on October 29th along with Android 4.2 and at least one Nexus phone.
Remember that ultra high resolution Samsung tablet that kept popping up? Well it looks like it will finally be released as the Nexus 10 tablet. Samsung has always made great tablets, but stock Android is superior to TouchWiz in my opinion. That makes the Nexus 10 a tablet to get excited about.
The only thing that we know about the Samsung Nexus 10 is the resolution – 2560 × 1600. At ten inches, that is about 300 PPI. For comparison, the retina iPad has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 264 PPI.
The rumors are continuing to ramp up as we get closer to the Galaxy Note 2 announcement on August 29th.
The latest rumors indicate a slightly lower screen resolution than the previous Galaxy Note at 1280 x 720 vs 1280 x 800. Other specs include a 5.5-inch screen, 16 GB / 32 GB storage, 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 CPU, and 4G LTE.