First Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 image “leaks”. Real or fake?

January 22, 2013
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Galaxy Note 8.0

Initially thought to be a 7-inch Note, Samsung’s GT-N5100 tablet has increased in size last week, courtesy of a source close to Sam Mobile. The new Galaxy Note 8.0 has earlier today been confirmed, but the questions still stand on the slate’s design and spec sheet.

With the official intro looming and with an MWC showing next month almost a certainty, it was obvious we had to keep our eyes peeled for new info. Which we did, although to be honest we weren’t expecting a pic to be spilled so fast.

The above image is supposedly a press render of the Note 8.0, according to the @ClasificateArg Twitter account. At a first glance, we have no reason to doubt the credibility of this leak, but if we pay attention to a couple of details we’ll notice a few things are off.

First, what’s up with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 mention on the home screen? Even if you don’t think it’s very unusual to see an ad for a gadget on a whole different gadget (which we definitely do), you still have to admit it’s bizarre for a tablet that’s supposed to come out in 2013 to make a reference at a 2012 slate.

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Digging even deeper in that weird home screen, we can’t help but notice everything about it looks awfully familiar. Which is probably because it’s a one-one-one copy of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 screen as shown by Samsung in multiple press renders. Oops, did anyone forgot something in his photoshop session with the 7-incher?

We think so, even if there are in fact multiple differences between today’s leaked image and the official ones starring the OG Tab 2 7.0. The rear-facing camera is placed differently for one, while the corners are slightly more rounded, following the design philosophy of the Nexus 10. You can obviously do those kinds of tweaks in Photoshop, but maybe we’re wrong.

And maybe it’s also a coincidence that this doesn’t really look like a bigger than 7-inch tablet. Or that the “S-Pen slot” is barely noticeable in the lower left corner of the back of the device. Or that the specs are conveniently mentioned below the image and fit the already existent rumors. And maybe the image is real after all. What do you guys think, real or fake?

Comments

  • Bone

    Hm. I guess it could be it, a little too phoney in design.

    • xoj_21

      its all apple fault.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaela.herz.52 Michaela Herz

    Love this one, but when you get a new android device your home and unwrap it where do you guys go to get apps? I tried google play but it’s overwhelming with too many options!!!

  • Jared Persinger

    I don’t like Samsung phones but this tablet looks preatty tempting

  • xoj_21

    its too rounded. all because of apple

  • http://www.facebook.com/aredeck.afixzz Aredeck Afixzz

    I thing this picture is fake bcuz all type of samsung note device have a camera with flash

  • bigredandroid

    Top image shows a stylus on back bottom left corner. Bottom image the stylus is no longer visible

    • Franz A.D. Morales

      that’s because the bottom image is of the tab 2.

  • HARLEM HEFNER

    No flash It’s a fake

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000088531087 Ali Raed

    faaaake

  • Rhandy

    It’s a fake. …

    • Rockwell mellow

      Wrong

  • Ian Aspinall

    Korean company, the screen image is English, so why does it use the Spanish term for specifications (especificaciones)? If it is a Spanish release why does the screen show the weather for London and not Madrid? Why is the screen the same screen used to promote the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″? And the screen ratio seems to be 16:10? Hmmmm….

  • Benmartin1974

    I’d been thinking of ordering a galaxy note for some time. I read lots of reviews and this one was the best http://search4reviews.net/ , I got my package last week and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure.