Report: Galaxy Note 8 confirmed for MWC, Galaxy S4 won’t be shown

New reports are shedding light on Samsung’s expected Mobile World Congress lineup. The news comes from several outlets, but all is attributed to Samsung Mobile Vice President JK Shin. A report from iNews24 confirms the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for a debut at MWC while News1 reiterates that much while adding that we can expect the Galaxy S4 to be unveiled at a later date.

While the yearly global trade show makes sense for the Galaxy S4 debut, Samsung has in recent years opted to host their own event to unveil the marquee device. The Galaxy Note 8, which appeared in recent benchmark reports as the GT-N5100, seems far more likely. Samsung debuted the 10-inch Galaxy Note at last year’s show, and will look to do the same with their new line of Galaxy tablets this time around.

The Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to feature a 1280 x 800 resolution 8-inch display, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chipset, and support for Samsung’s S Pen. The Galaxy S4 will be used to launch Samsung’s next generation of screen technology with a Full HD AMOLED display and could debut Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa SoC. That device is expected to be announced at a separate event in the spring.

[via GigaOM, DroidDog]

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  • simpleas

    That’s a bummer that the GS4 won’t be shown but I’d rather they not show a half done product. I can wait :))

  • veccster

    Any speculation for the release of the GS4? Spring, early summer, fall, etc?

    • chris holland


    • Tommy Thompson

      Q1 according to the timeline for the FHD screens

  • veccster

    This article speculates as soon as April but I assume it will be later.

  • James

    A chip that powerful will not be making it into phones, it’s meant for tablets.

    • Tommy Thompson

      What makes you think that?

      • TheOtherGuy

        There are 2 realistic options here: 1. he is paid to say that, or 2. he has too little faith. :)

        • Tommy Thompson

          Or he has no clue how the Octa operates, which is my guess.

  • Oliver Lora

    dam galaxy note 8 sounds like a tablet!?

    • Tommy Thompson

      It is a tablet genius…

  • supremekizzle

    I wonder if they are going to release an updated Note 10.1 as well?

  • xriderx66

    Why are they calling it the Note 8?? Why not Note 3?

    • DYNK

      Beacause its an 8 inch tablet. Not the Note I &II’s successor.

      • xriderx66

        ooh alright, i feel stupid now :P thanks both of you

    • Daniel Tiberius

      Yeah it’s not a phone.

  • InspectorGadget80

    JEEZES people and phandroid SAMSUNG will announce their phone at their own conference in MAY to release their phone a month ahead of APPLE’S IPHONE can’t we all just wait

  • Teqno-Logical

    I guess it’s too early for the Galaxy S4… yet. As for the Note 8, I am not even sure it can succeed — there are too many devices like that already.