Here we have a photo of what seems to be the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. We aren’t sure that it’s real, but it’s hard to deny that it looks like a Samsung. Rounded similarly to the Galaxy S III, the tablet actually features physical buttons. This is a first for a Samsung tablet (aside from the original Tab 7 running Gingerbread) and a very strange choice. I’m sure almost everyone prefers on screen buttons, and Samsung even moved to the hybrid UI with the Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Why would they suddenly start using the S III button layout?
If it isn’t fake, it definitely could be one of Samsung’s prototypes. They are known to develop a few prototypes at once. This could just be one of the prototypes they cast out of the selection process. And, of course, it could be fake. We dearly hope it isn’t the final design though, that looks very inconvenient. What do you think of the design? Do you like it? Leave a comment with your thoughts!