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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  1. 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 :))

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

    1. Tomorrow!

    2. Q1 according to the timeline for the FHD screens

  3. http://phandroid.com/2012/12/06/galaxy-s4-unbreakable-display/

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

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

    1. What makes you think that?

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

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

  5. dam galaxy note 8 sounds like a tablet!?

    1. It is a tablet genius…

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

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

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

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

    2. Yeah it’s not a phone.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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