Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note Challenge to iPad mini
Last week we reported that Samsung is planning to challenge Apple's iPad mini with a new smaller-form Galaxy Note. The so-called "Galaxy Note 8.0" is expected to deliver most of the features found on Samsung's GalNote 10.1.
On Monday, Samsung Mobile vice president JK Shin confirmed his company's creation of an iPad mini rival. The 8-inch Samsung tablet will be unveiled with two models - one with WiFi connectivity and another with WiFi + 3G connectivity - possibly as early as next month when Mobile World Congress gets underway in Barcelona.
Samsung's tablet will deliver an 8-inch TFT screen with 1280×800-resolution, a 5MP rear camera, a 1.3 front-facing snapper, 2GB RAM, 32GB (or 16GB) for internal storage, and expandable memory through the microSD card slot. It will operate on Jelly Bean 4.2.
Market watchers and industry analysts are reacting favorably to news of Samsung's plans, largely agreeing that the Korean Electronics giant stands an excellent chance of performing well in a market that has generated no shortage of cash with the Kindle Fire HD and iPad mini.