MWC 2013: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 revealed – S Pen and call-making abilities confirmed

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samsung-galaxy-note-8-official-top.jpgSamsung have revealed the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013. An 8-inch tablet, its set to take on the Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7 and iPad Mini.

Packing in a 1280 x 800 TFT display, matching the Note 10.1’s resolution for a higher 189ppi, it’s powered by a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. 32GB of internal storage is included, along with a 4,600mAh battery, squeezed into a 210.8 x 135.9mm chassis with a fairly chunky bezel.

Also under the hood sits a Wi-Fi connection, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+21, as well as a 5MP rear camera and 1.3MP front facing camera. Android 4.2.1 with Samsung’s own TouchWiz will be the software onboard.

As with the rest of the Note line, Samsung have included an S Pen stylus, which can control the physical menu and back buttons on the device using Wacom technology, as well as opening up S Pen optimised applications once it’s removed from its Wi-Fi and 3G model will also be available, and with the HSPA+21 features will allow you to make calls from the 8-inch device, brining us a step closer to a Trigger Happy future.

An IR blaster is also included for controlling TV and home cinema devices, alongside a preloaded TV listings app. Flipboard will also come pre-loaded, while the Note 8.0 will optimise eBooks to display them at a more eye-friendly resolution.

No word on pricing or availability yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

Gerald Lynch
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