Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.0, which will likely be announced at the end of February during Mobile World Congress, was recently spotted out in public for the first time. We already know several of the tablet’s specs, but now we also have a chance to gaze upon Samsung’s iPad mini competitor. Our thoughts? It looks like a giant Galaxy Note II, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s certainly not a change of pace or an innovative design.

As you can tell in the picture, the tablet has the same hardware home button as the Note II, as well as the menu and return buttons. We can’t gauge much about the display quality itself, but we know that it packs a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. The tablet also runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor. Other specs include a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB/32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 4,600mAh battery.

We expect to hear more on pricing during Mobile World Congress.