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MWC 2013: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is confirmed

Samsung has finally unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 tablet today, which breaks cover as rival manufacturers size up their own product launches at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The 8in tab includes the S Pen to enhance the use of productivity tools and applications, and packs some strong specs to boot.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a quad-core, 1.6-GHz Samsung Exynos processor, runs Android 4.1.2, sports a 1,280-by-800 screen at 189ppi, has a 5-megapixel rear camera with a 1.3-megapixel front snapper, 2GB of RAM, a 4,600 mAh non-removable battery, either 16GB or 32GB of memory, a MicroSD card slot, Bluetooth 4, and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n.

It can also be used as a phone, but it will be interesting to see how many users are comfortable holding an 8in device to their head when they want to make a call. Perhaps not the strongest look.

A Spring release is expected for the Galaxy Note 8 in the UK, though Samsung has so far remained tight-lipped on pricing.

For much more on the device, check out our extensive hands-on analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, complete with a full image gallery. Don’t forget to keep in touch with our MWC 2013 hub too, as the ITProPortal team in Barcelona gives you all the latest news and launches from the show.