Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launches at MWC 2013

News Tony Crammond 08:40, Feb 24 2013

Samsung has taken the wraps off the newest addition to its Galaxy Note range, the Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung has uncovered the latest addition to its tablet line-up, the Galaxy Note 8.0, a device which brings less traditional functionality, such as making calls, to the mid-size tablet market, in a move which is certain to attract some support for people that are thoroughly fed up with having to carry a smartphone with their tablet.

The device looks good and naturally, being part of the Galaxy Note range, includes Samsung’s tremendous S-Pen, which gives the user access to tons of innovative features such as clipping out text and images, sketching, taking notes and more.

The device isn’t terribly large or unwieldy, measuring just 210.8 X 135.9mm and only tips the scale at a relatively paltry 338g, so this isn’t the sort of tech that’s liable to cause you lower back pain when lugging it about throughout the day, and with the sort of spec Samsung has packed inside we think it’ll be more than worth the small effort involved.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU and also offers up 2GB RAM, a primary 5-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing, 2GB RAM and a bright and snappy looking 8-inch WXVGA screen which runs at a res of 1280 x 800 and offers up a pixel density of 189PPI.

The device also features a boat-load of codec support, allowing you to eat up all the media that you would do at home, on the move, and you shouldn’t run out of battery life too quickly either, as the Note 8.0 ships with a 4600mAh cell which should be good for a few hours of solid use. Unfortunately the battery isn’t user replaceable, so we’re told, but that’s one small fly in ointment which we aren’t going to let muddy our opinion of this neat looking little iPad Mini competitor. 

Samsung is expected to show off more of the Galaxy Note 8.0’s smarts at MWC, which kicks off this week in Barcelona, and we’ll be there to bring you all the latest – so stay tuned.

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