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February 24, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 now official

MWC is barely starting and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 just got announced. After so many months of waiting and speculation, it is now official with an 8-inch display, a quad-core processor, the S-Pen and more.

The tablet features an 8-inch 800 x 1280 display run by a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. It also brings the phone UI to a bigger screen. Specs aren’t really the thing to ‘Note’ here (sorry) since it’s all decent but nothing spectacular. It’s more about software.

gnote 8 front

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 basically brings all the Note goodness into your tablet with the S-Pen and all the software features like Air View to come along with it. Love it or hate it, the design is pretty much like a bigger Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Oh, and did we mention? With the 3G version, it can make calls as well.

gnote 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 specs:
8-inch LCD display @ 800×1280 pixel, 189ppi
Samsung Exynos 1.6GHz quad-core processor
2GB RAM
16GB, 32GB internal memory
micro SD up to 64GB
5 megapixel camera (no flash)
1080p @ 30fps video recording
1.3 megapixel front camera
WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0
210.8 X 135.9 x 7.9mm (dimensions)
338g (weight)
Android 4.1 Jellybean
4,600mAh battery

It is expected to come around Asia in Q2 (April-June). No pricing details have been given yet.

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19 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 now official”

  1. Kenneth S says:

    well I’ll still stick to my NOTE 2, I don’t like the specs of this BIGGER one, its only BIGGER but definitely not better

  2. Marc says:

    You’re point is subjective. Sa’yo not better, for others, its better. There are just people who really like big screens. Ang tanong, naka Gorilla glass din kaya ito?

  3. kc says:

    if this will be released with 25k price, im hoping that note2 will drop at 25-27k, and i will buy note2 haha

  4. tarush says:

    Another Android tablet. OK.

    :)

  5. kabang says:

    …no flash..bummer..,

  6. Choz says:

    The price of this will be slightly higher than iPad Mini’s 17-20k

  7. dan_md says:

    This gadget might fill in the sub-20K/mid-tier tablet segment home to the Nexus 7 and iPad mini. The S3’s pebble identity has been used too much already. The marshmallow/pillow fascia may appeal to some of course. Anyways, Samsung is a reliable and go-to Android device these days.

  8. tocino says:

    Display sucks. Samsung 7.7 is better.

  9. Charot says:

    I don’t see the relevancy in this. They’re probably gonna refresh the Tabs in the next couple months. So why did they introduce this? And the reason that they wanted to fill a gap between the Tab 7.0 and the 8.9 is really pointless.

    • torahC says:

      this is to compete with the ipad mini. it makes sense coz the ipad mini’s size is 7.9inches and so at 8 inches, this is the direct competitor for it. and again, still tramples the ipad mini specs-wise.

  10. hanjo says:

    Sir,

    Do you happen to know where i can download the complete files necessary to revert my note 10.1 wifi version to ics? I have problems with my tablet when i updated to jellybean 4.1.2
    It does not have any problems before. Plus, i noticecd that there are so many versions of 4.1.2. Mine is xxucma5.

    Thanks!

  11. Rupert says:

    I prefer Samsung 7.7 for better display.

  12. Phillip says:

    Ang swanget naman Sammy. Looks na lang kulang sayo, you have the hardware and better pricing. Tsk

  13. cris says:

    smartphone pala to..

  14. mdo says:

    mukhang tae yun design parang galaxy s3 and galaxy note 2.

  15. amfy says:

    People are still waiting for the next “big/revolutionary” thing, not just higher specs. So far Apple and Samsung has not done this with the recent releases… baka sa SIV…

  16. Zion says:

    Can’t get my hands on this!!!

  17. Justin says:

    I hope this comes out in BLACK. Ugh! I hate white tablets.

  18. Ishi says:

    Sammy should opt for thinner bezels.

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