Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet for Q2 2013 launch

Samsung may not be revealing its Galaxy S IV smartphone at the Mobile World Congress this week, but the company is using the Barcelona trade show to introduce the newest member of the Galaxy Note tablet family; the Galaxy Note 8.0.

Samsung's press release states that the 8 inch tablet, with a 1280x800 resolution, will join the already launched Galaxy Note 10.1 sometime in the second quarter of 2013. As with previous Galaxy Note models, the new tablet will include the S Pen stylus that will be supported by a number of different applications. Samsung says that the stylus can be used to control the physical menu and back buttons on the Galaxy Note 8.0 with WACOM technology.

The tablet can also be used as a remote control for a TV or other living room boxes with the new Smart Remote software and there's a new optimized eReader application for better reading support. In terms of the hardware inside, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will have a 1.6 Ghz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, either 16 or 32 GB of on-board storage (with a microSD port for adding more space), a five megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 will support both WiFi and HSPA+ so technically, you should be able to use this tablet as a really, really big smartphone. Engadget reports that Samsung will launch a WiFi only version for the US, along with a LTE version. A specific launch date and pricing for the tablet was not announced.

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Ronnet said,
Just to be sure: this one is an actual tablet and not the new frontier for ridiculous large phones?

+1 Took me a while to figure it wasn't the new note phone.

Is it me or aside of Note2 the other note line looks really wierd. More like Note 2 being stretched longer and wider? What's with the design ==

nik louch said,
Nice, but isn't the resolution a little low?

I hope you're not a Pixel Density Enthusiast, because that's the most ridiculous hobby in 2013.

That said, the resolution isn't low. It's has a low-er ppi than most modern devices, but it's fine.