With recent leaks, it's no longer a surprise that Samsung is readying an 8" tablet for Mobile World Congress 2013 in February. Websites, DDay.it and FrAndroid, were some of the first to get snapshots of the device in the wild.
According to the websites, the tablet will have 2 GB of RAM, options of 16 or 32 GB of internal memory, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, a 5 megapixel rear camera, a 1280 x 800 pixel LCD screen, and is said to ship with Android 4.2. The device is said to include an S Pen for input much like other Galaxy Note devices.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 could easily be considered Samsung's attempt at beating Apple's iPad Mini, which fits into the same size category. The device also fits perfectly into Samsung's line of products, falling between the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Note 10.1.
The tablet resembles it's larger 10" counterpart's rounded edges, but mirrors the design of the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy SIII with it's portrait orientation and placement of physical buttons.
The pricing of this device still remains unknown, but all rumors and questions will be put aside when the device is officially announced at Mobile World Congress 2013 next month. The event will be held February 25 to 28 in Barcelona.