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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to Arrive Late March with 8-inch Screen and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Samsung is currently giving the finishing touches to its iPad Mini contender – the Galaxy Note 8.0 – and it’s been suggested today that we could get our first official glimpse of the gadget as soon as late March.

The Apple troubling tablet from Korean court rivals Samsung has broken cover in un-legit snapshots including one from FrAndroid (a French Android website, wouldn’t you guess?). This report revealed that the device will come running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with the usual TouchWiz tweaks displayed on an 8-inch WXGA screen which is a Super-Clear LCD panel. It’s more pocket friendly than the current Galaxy Tab range but still more accommodating than the Galaxy Note family of ‘phablets’.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is expected to pack some speed with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB or 32GB storage which can be upgraded via micro SD. The little tablet is also expected to include the Note-worthy addition of the S-Pen stylus and its complimenting apps and features.

If that sounds appealing then you’ll want to know when and how much, and thankfully a Bulgarian source has now offered up a rough idea of when the new Samsung tablet will debut, stating it’ll arrive in the country by the end of next month and presumably the rest of the world (most importantly we Brits) will also get our hands on the device in or around that timeframe. As for pricing, suggests a price of 699 lev (around £308) for a Wi-Fi version and 869 lev (£383) will bag you access to both Wi-Fi and 3G networks.

As Samsung fans ourselves, your Gadget Helpline bloggers will be following all the latest on this story to bring our readers all the updates!