Samsung has just now carried through with a promise it made earlier this month — it has unveiled a new tablet in the Note series. This latest version will have an 8-inch screen.
“Back in 2010, the launch of the first Samsung Galaxy Tab with 7-inch screen opened a new chapter in the mobile industry. Now almost three years later, Samsung continues to evolve the sector that meets the demands of modern life,” said JK Shin, President of the IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung.
Unlike the Galaxy Tab models which were fairly generic Android-based tablets, the Note series stands apart from its rivals because of the S Pen. This is a pressure-sensitive stylus that is paired with a collection of apps for drawing, note taking, and handwriting recognition that go beyond what its rivals offer.
The first device in the Samsung Galaxy Note series was a large smartphone, and so was the next. Then the concept made the jump to tablets with Galaxy Note 10.1. And now Samsung is looking for middle ground with an 8-inch version.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Specs
The 8-inch display on this tablet will have a resolution of 1280×800 ( WXGA).
It is going to run Android 4.1.2 (Jellybean) on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. The tablet will have a typical 2GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB of storage, depending on how much the purchaser is willing to pay.
There will also be a microSD memory card slot, which will support up to cards up 64GB — this indicates that it will be able to use microSDXC cards, a feature very unusual in Android tablets.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be able to access 4G HSPA+ networks, so users will be able to get an internet connection when on the go. A version with 4G LTE is also a possibility. Other wireless features are going to include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.
It will also have a 5 megapixel main camera, a 1.3 megapixel rear camera, and a 4,600 mAh battery.