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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Overview – Release Date, Specs and More

by Alina Rosu on February 26, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 What You Should Know


After numerous rumors and leaks, Samsung has officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress what some are calling Apple iPad Mini’s biggest rival – a tablet that fills the gap between the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Note 10.1. So if you find the 5.5-inch smartphone too small and the 10.1-inch tablet too big, then the Galaxy Note 8 will be perfect for you!

Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s design reminds us of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and due to its 8-inch size the tablet can be held comfortably with just one hand and the same time provides a better screen view than a 7-inch device. Are you curious to know more about the specs and features of this tablet? Then take a look at the details below.

 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Overview - Release Date, Specs and More

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Overview – Release Date, Specs and More

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Specs and Features

Confirming the latest rumors, Sammy’s 8-incher has a 1280 x 800 resolution (16:10 ratio) TFT LCD display with approximately 189 ppi pixel density and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, all wrapped up in a neat and sleek case (25% thinner than that of a Note 10.1).

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with a powerful 1.6 GHz Exynos A9 quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB storage, plus a microSD card slot where you can add up to 64 more GB, a 5MP rear-facing camera, 1.3 MP front-facing shooter, as well as a solid 4600 mAh battery.

Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with very interesting features, such as the Reading Mode, which changes the contrast settings and dims the screen, thus conserving the battery life and turning the tablet into an e-book reader.


But there’s more! The S Pen has been improved as well, and for the first time ever in the Galaxy Note family, the stylus can now be used to control even the menu and back physical buttons.

The 8-incher will come in both 3G and Wi-Fi only versions and is scheduled to be worldwide released sometime during the second quarter this year. However, the South Korean manufacturer announced that the tablet’s distribution in the United States hasn’t been finalized yet, so it may take a bit longer for it to hit the shelves in the US. In any case, stay tuned and we’ll keep you up to speed as the story develops.

Thanks Android Police for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs.

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