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February 24, 2013

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 8.0, to take on iPad Mini









Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note 8.0: Almost two days before the official Mobile World Congress   starts, Samsung gave journalists a glimpse of the Galaxy Note 8.0, an 8-inch tablet with a decent set of specs and support for Samsung's stylus, which the company calls the S Pen.



With the Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung is revisiting a space it helped pioneer with its original Galaxy Tab back in late 2010: the mid-sized tablet.At 338 grams (11.9 ounces), the Note 8.0's not much heavier than the iPad mini and as it's made to be held one-handed,

Besides the 8-inch 1280x800-pixel screen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 sports a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel back camera (plus a 1.3-megapixel one on the front for video calls), 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage that's further expandable via microSD cards.
The Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)-based device also supports Wi-Fi, A-GPS and comes with a 4,600mAh battery. International versions of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will support HSPA+ or LTE (depending on market) and will be capable of making phone calls.
On the software side, the smaller Note supports multi-window mode, the new generation of Samsung's S Note tools, and comes pre-loaded with software such as Flipboard and Awesome Note. Awesome Note is premiering on Android with the Galaxy Note 8.0, and Samsung will retain exclusive rights to the Android version of the app for at least a year.
Although the Galaxy Note 8.0 has a larger screen than Samsung's older 7-inch tablets — including the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Tab Plus — its body and design is more streamlined. Its design takes cues from the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1.