Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 announced; releasing in Q2 2013

Samsung has finally announced its most anticipated 8-inch Galaxy Note at MWC. What makes the device unique and competitive to other tablets like iPad mini is its features including the S Pen. The tablet looks neat and slim, with round corners, almost identical to the previous Galaxy Note models in design.

Specs-wise, the tablet is powered by  a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core CPU and sports  an 8″ unit with WXGA resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 2GB of RAM, 189ppi, 5MP camera on the rear side and a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video call. The tablet comes in two versions of storage, 16 and 32GB  and there is microSD card slot for further expansion of the memory. And certainly the device has S Pen which packs Wacom tech.

On the software side, the Galaxy Note 8.0 runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI atop  and has a host software tricks such as Smart Stay, Direct Call,  S Pen-centric apps and Samsung Hubs.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is expected to be released in Q2 in  Wi-Fi only, 3G and 4G LTE versions, unfortunately price and exact release date for the slate are yet to be revealed. For a quick comparison of the device with iPad mini and Galaxy Nexus, watch the video below by