MWC 2013: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Exynos 4 Quad CPU and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Announced
Samsung has finally unveiled the official specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, an 8-inch tablet equipped with an S Pen and dedicated apps, which will take on Apple’s iPad Mini.
The details reveled by the South Korea-based manufacturer come to confirm most of the rumors that surfaced in the tech publications over the last couple of months.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with an 8-inch display, with TFT technology, a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, and a pixel density of 189 ppi.
A full HD display would have been a more inspired option for Samsung, given that this resolution might become the 2013 standard for the smartphone and tablet market.
The hardware platform is based on Samsung proprietary Exynos 4 Quad chipset fitted with quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, with 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, of course expandable using microSD cards.
In terms of connectivity, the tablet will come in three versions: WiFi-only, WiFi + 3G, and WiFi+LTE, the latter one only available in US. The WiFi+3G and the WiFi+4G variants will also come with phone function.
Even though the Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 5 megapixel camera on the back for video and photos, the users will probably use the front-facing camera more, which has a 1.3 megapixel sensor.
In terms of technical specifications, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is outmatching the iPad Mini, but will it be capable of otumaching its successor, too?
Being a part of the Galaxy Note tribe, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is using an S Pen stylus with Wacom technology that allows you to make use of dedicated applications like S Note or Air View in order to take notes, draw or edit photos in Photoshop Touch.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top of it comes with Pop up Play and Smart Stay, also included on the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, but also a free one-year subscription to Awesome Note.
Moreover, there’s a special screen mode that makes reading ebooks easier, and the tablet can also be used as a remotecontrol, courtesy of the Smart Remote app.
Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t unveil the pricing of the Galaxy Note 8, but we know that the tablet will hit the stores in Q2 2013.