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Galaxy Note 8.0 could be unveiled this year at MWC

An increasing number of smartphones are coming with larger displays An increasing number of smartphones are coming with larger displays

The rumor mills are churning again, and we might just get to see the Galaxy Note 8.0 at the Mobile World Congress 2013.

How big can a smartphone possibly get? We have been witnessing an interesting trend in smartphones – more and more manufacturers are coming up with screen sizes larger than usual, packing in just as many pixels as they possibly can.

Phablets blurring the line between tablets and smartphones
Samsung is apparently working on a 6.5-inch Galaxy Note phablet, which is certainly a step up from the Galaxy Note 2.

It seems that this year is going to be pretty big for Samsung, because it is reportedly going to release a plethora of new devices, including a Galaxy S4 and the successor to the Galaxy Note.

If a report by iNews24 could be believed, we will get to witness the launch of the Galaxy Note 8.0 at the Mobile World Congress this year.

Samsung’s JK Shin reportedly confirmed that the new Galaxy Note will be revealed at the MWC.

An 8-inch marvel
We already had rumors which suggested that the new Galaxy Note would be having an 8-inch screen, and Shin has confirmed that the display indeed will be of 8 inches.

Details are quite sparse at this moment, although the general expectation is that this tablet will be sporting a Full HD display of at 1200 x 800 resolution, with a 5MP camera at the back and a memory capacity of 2GB.

What about the processor powering this tablet? There is no official word from Samsung as to what CPU we can expect to see in the Note 8.0 but speculations abound that it is going to be the quad-core Exynos 4 processor or an Exynos 5 Octa.

Reports suggest that the battery is going to be 4600 mAh, but it is difficult to predict the battery life of this device on the basis of this knowledge alone.