Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Phablet: A Pre-look

Now those who have had hands on Galaxy Note 2, here is a twin brother for the Android device, Galaxy Note 8.0. Samsung confirmed the news about the new Note Series device with on-board Jelly Bean 4.1.2 that has similar looks as its predecessor, but with improved hardware support and with calling facility. An updated version of Note 2, with a larger screen was inevitable.  But that extra inch (now 8 inches) of the 1280 X 800 TFT screen isn’t all that you need to watch out.

Here is the list of the features that the new Note 8 boasts of!


RAM                                      :    2GB

Processor                          :    1.6 GHz Exynos4  Quad Core

Weight                                :    338 Grams

Display                               :    8 ” Capacitive screen  1280X800 TFT (not AMOLED) ; 189 ppi

Connectivity                 :    Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, LTE, HSPA  (Supports SIM), A-GPS

OS                                          :    Jelly Bean 4.1.2 with Touch-Wiz UI

Battery                              :    4600 MAh

Body                                   :    Sealed Plastic Chassis

Storage Capacity       :    16GB / 32 GB with expandable microSD card slot


The price has not been told yet. The new features also include the new functionalities of S-pen which now also responds to the on-device soft keys i.e. Option and Back keys. Other features also include the already present multi task window, which allows you to run two windows side-by-side. Further, on the Touchwiz UI, Samsung has included a sidebar docket that pops out on sliding gesture using the S-pen. Even more, the TFT LCD screen also supports reading mode on applications that allow you to read the e-books.

For even more check out the hands-on from Engadget!

The confirmation news has come around a time when Samsung is already coming out with a S3 mini, Galaxy Grand and S4. Samsung seems to be hitting the floor with its devices loaded the new Android OS 4.1.2 JB and also an upgradation of processors to Exynos Oct-cores.

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