Samsung Announces Quad-Core Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet

Samsung has officially announced its quad core-powered Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet at this year's Mobile World Congress.

The 8-inch 1280 x 800 pixels display delivers a pixel density of 189 ppi, while the device itself is powered by a quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos 4 ARM Cortex-A9 processor and has 2 GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note 8.0 will run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

A rear 5-megapixel camera is joined by a 1.3-megapixel snapper for video chat. Accompanying the cameras are 16/32 GB of storage and a microSD card for memory expansion of up to 64 GB. A 4,600 mAh battery unit is also included.

An advanced S Pen stylus allows users to manage the physical home and back keys without touching them. As well as Dual View multi-window mode, Pop Up Play, Smart Stay and Page Buddy, Samsung integrated Flipboard; it enables users to preview news by hovering over with the stylus.

The global launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is scheduled for 2013's second quarter. Details on pricing have yet to be revealed.

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  • darkchazz
    I feel like they are rushing their products lately.
    They should've went with a Cortex-A15 SoC and a higher resolution display.
  • ps3hacker12
    darkchazzI feel like they are rushing their products lately.They should've went with a Cortex-A15 SoC and a higher resolution display.
    and for a 2013 release tablet it should be running android 4.2
  • pacomac
    ps3hacker12and for a 2013 release tablet it should be running android 4.2
    and better than the measly 32GB internal storage.
  • newsurak
    32GB with attached microSD slot is measly?!? Man, we are getting spoiled! :-D
  • jn77
    Considering what the galaxy S3 and the Note II have, this should start with 32gb and have 64 and 128gb versions. Android 4.2 and a 1080p screen.

    I guess I am not buying any...... and yes they are rushing new models with no changes to them.
  • amdwilliam1985
    Depending on the price of it, this can be a great buy.
    If it's priced against Nexus 7 and ipad mini then we can have a winner.

    The international version will have the phone function as well, this can be a great potential for me to get rid of my SGS3 and N7. hahaha... Imaging paying only $300 to get the "latest" mobile internet device that can also make occasional phone calls.
  • somebodyspecial
    No tablet should have less than 1080p. A15 also. Plenty of battery room here, this isn't a phone, but it has low-mid phone specs. Odd. Also low end should be 64GB this year on tablets. They seem to be pitching tablets that are DOA for perf and use. Is this a $200 tablet then ok I guess. Otherwise this is just too low all around. I can't wait to see a T4 10.1 tablet.
  • blazorthon
    I thought that Note is supposed to be Samsung's top-end stuff in a given form factor. Am I wrong or is there another reason for this tablet not being quite top-end?
  • lpedraja2002
    This is basically a Note 2 plus 2 more inches. If they're intending to compete in the $200 market with Google then this is quite nice.
  • somebodyspecial
    I guess we just need a price, to either clear this up or make us all ask who thought this up :) Like I said $200 ok, otherwise, they seem to have forgotten about $200 worth of hardware :) I thought note was top end too, so I'm confused. But without 64GB/128GB options it's totally ruled out for me. My min is 64GB this year since I plan to do some gaming on it and would like to store at least a few movies occasionally without always looking at space issues. Then again 32GB main is acceptable with SD slot I guess, but lack of 1080p and lowend soc is a deal breaker for me.