Finally, Samsung officially announced the latest member of its Galaxy line, the Galaxy Note 8.0 designed to create “a sophisticated mobile experience that will enhance life on the go”. Not just a tablet, the mid-size 8-incher also features phone functions for making calls and sending text messages.
Like its brother Note/Note II and Note 10.1, the Wacom-equipped phablet also includes S Pen for creativity expression and note taking, and features Air View for previewing photos, videos and emails ny hanging the pen over thr screen. It is also the first Galaxy Note that allows users to use the S Pen to control the physical menu/back buttons. The 8-inch tablet, running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, also features Dual View that will split the screen for multi-window operation, Pop Up Note that lets you access S Note at any time, and Pop Up Video that allows you to keep watching video while you are surfing the web, checking email and even making a call. Smart Stay and Direct Call are also included.
As for hardware specs, the Note 8.0 is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 4 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. It is available in 16GB and 32GB models and supports microSD external storage up to 64GB. The phablet‘s 8-inch touchscreen has 1280×800 WXGA HD resolution, same as that of Note 10.1. It gets a 5 Megapixel main camera nad a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera; and supports AGPS/GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band WiFi 802.11b/g/n with WiFi Direct support and AllShare DLNA connectivity. It works on quad-band 850/900/1900/2100 HSPA+ 21Mbps mobile networks.
Samsung is going to release the Galaxy Note 8.0 in Q2 worldwide.