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Galaxy Note 8.0 goes official

If you have been waiting for the next tablet from the South Korean smart phone manufacturer, you can relax as the company has made the Galaxy Note 8.0 official. Yes, no more rumors, the word is out there in the open. So what can you expect from the new tablet? Well, the list goes as follows.

The tablet will obviously have an 8 inch display, the resolution of the display will be 1280 x 800 pixels. This display is Wacom enabled, which means that we will be getting the very useful Samsung S Pen along with the tablet. The tablet has a 1.6 GHz quad core ARM Cortex A9 processor under the hood with 2 GB of RAM for faster processing. The users will have the choice of either a 16 GB version of a 32 GB version to choose from. But both the models will come with a microSD card slot to expand the memory by a maximum of 64 GB.

The tablet has a 5 mega pixel camera on the back with 1.3 mega pixel camera on the front. To power all this, the tablet will come with a 4,600 mAh battery. And even though Android 4.2.2 is the latest version of the mobile operating system available, the tablet is coming with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with the usual TouchWiz user interface and a collection of Samsung’s bloatware. Phandroid writes, “The device is expected to launch starting Q2 in Europe, Korea, North America, China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America, and there will be a cellular model available.” A cellular version of the tablet is also expected. For more info, read the press release below.

Galaxy Note 8.0





SEOUL, Korea [February 24, 2011] – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and

digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the 8 inch tablet, the GALAXY Note 8.0; a

new era of intelligent Note technology set to re-ignite the mid-size tablet category that Samsung established

in 2010. Providing unrivalled multimedia performance within a compact one-hand-grip screen, the GALAXY

Note 8.0 has the power and advanced technology to evolve the tablet experience and ensure you achieve

new levels of efficient multi-tasking while benefitting from superb voice call functionality*. Furthermore, the

intelligent S Pen brings together the latest innovation and the ease of using a traditional pen and paper;

creating a sophisticated mobile experience that will enhance life on the go.


“Back in 2010 the launch of the first Samsung GALAXY Tab with 7 inch screen opened a new chapter in

the mobile industry. Now almost three years later, Samsung continues to evolve the sector that meets the

demands of modern life.” said JK Shin, President of the IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung



“The GALAXY Note 8.0 breaths fresh life into the category as it delivers the perfect fusion of portability and

everyday productivity – the result is a pioneering, pocket-sized solution that enhances and enriches our

everyday lives, whether at work or play,” added Shin.


At the core of the GALAXY Note 8.0’s innovative solutions are beneficial functions, including multi-window

options to split the portable 8inch screen and allow optimal access to a number of live applications; a new

generation of Samsung’s intelligent S Pen with advanced usability; access to a suite of S Note templates and

tools that allow you to create, edit, manage and share everyday documents; the Samsung “reading mode”

technology to enjoy e books with optimized resolution, video and voice calls*. In addition, a suite of exciting

new content and services are pre-loaded for users at no additional cost including, for the very first time on

Samsung GALAXY tablet, the innovative Flipboard, and Awesome Note.


A smart diary for life on the go

Slim and compact enough to become the perfect on-the-go work and play companion, the GALAXY Note 8.0

brings powerful performance and functionality to support even the most demanding of lifestyles. Designed

to store and manage your personal and professional data efficiently, the new era device gives users the

perfect pocket-sized hands-on organizational tool. Practical S Note templates and S Planner feature help

to manage everyday tasks, including meeting notes, to-do lists and even personal diary entries. All content

can be entered and updated with the finest of detail thanks to the evolution of the intelligent Samsung S Pen.

Enhanced precision is offered with Handwriting-to-Text conversion and advanced Productivity Tools that

support formula and shape recognition are now available at the touch of your S Pen.


New content and services

GALAXY Note 8.0 is packed with pre-loaded content and apps specifically for the value maximizing,

mass multimedia consumer. Upgraded Chat-On provides easy instant messaging and group chatting in

multiple formats – images, video, voice, contacts – for simple, enjoyable communication. Awesome Note,

an integrated application that is introduced in android tablet for the first time with NOTE 8.0, is capable of

unlimited note-taking uses including Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists. With Flipboard, your news,

social network and other feeds come together in one stylish, flippable format so you can enjoy all your

news and life’s great moments in one place. Flipboard developed a customized version of its application

exclusively for Samsung that allows users to take the S Pen’s hover feature and preview article headers

beneath Flipboard’s main screen tiles. Finally, Smart Remote, gives you a universal remote control and

electronic programming guide allowing you to manage TV and video watching seamlessly.


A new age of S Pen intelligence

Optimized to aid personalized creativity, the Samsung S Pen has evolved to increase everyday usability


and enhance creation expression. Embedded within the tablet, the S Pen is an extension of the GALAXY

Note 8.0. Removing the S Pen from the device will automatically launch innovative features such as Pen

Detection that will suggest adapted menus that it thinks you’ll need and Page Buddy, a feature that will

intuitively activate your most recently adapted S Note home screen.


S Pen technology is now so advanced that it doesn’t even have to touch the screen. With Air View, the S

Pen needs only to hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on

SPlanner without opening the file or application in full. S Pen Gesture allows images and content to be easily

edited and cropped, whilst Paper Artist and Photo Note allow photos to be artistically personalized.


In addition, for the very first time in GALAXY NOTE category, you can use S Pen to control the physical

menu/back buttons on the device with WACOM technology.


Maximizing mass multimedia consumption

Creative multi-tasking with the GALAXY Note 8.0 is effortless due to innovative Dual View feature, two

multi window options that seamlessly allow you to facilitate multi-screen usage. Dual View’s split screen

accommodates optimal operation of different apps, such as launching the S Note on the web browser screen

and allowing content to be resized, dragged and dropped as required.


Multi-tasking is extended to phone calls*. Pop Up Note allows you to access S Note at any time to keep track

of key actions and Pop Up Video ensures you can keep surfing the web whilst chatting – content windows

can be easily resized by pinching to enlarge or reduce.


Perfect info-tainment partner

Packed with features to engage, entertain and excite, the GALAXY Note 8.0 supports your practical

everyday needs. Reading Mode transforms the GALAXY Note 8.0 into an e-Book reader, provides the

optimal reading conditions to ensure you can curl up and enjoy a good book. You can even turn it into a

universal remote control with Smart Remote, to seamlessly manage TVs, set-up boxes, DVD & Blu-ray


For further information, please visit

For ChatOn Vr 2.0, please visit

Notes to Editors

The GALAXY Note 8.0 will be available from 2Q of 2013 worldwide (EUR, KOR, NA, SEA, SWA, MEA, CHN,

TW, LA).


GALAXY Note 8.0 Product Specifications






HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor

8” WXGA (1280×800, 189 ppi) TFT

Android 4.1.2 (Jellybean)

Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Camera

Sub(Front): 1.3 Megapixel Camera



S Pen Optimized


Sharing Features

Content Features &








Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, (1080p Full HD video @


Codec: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AC3, FLAC3.5mm Ear Jack,

Stereo Speaker

S Pen Experience

– S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing integration

– Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist

Air View

Popup Note, Popup Video

Shape Match, Formula Match, Idea Sketch

Samsung AllShare Play

Samsung AllShare Cast(WiFi Display) – Mirroring & Extension

Samsung AllShare Framework

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies /Samsung Kies Air

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel

Samsung Hub

– Game Hub

-Learning Hub / Readers Hub / Music Hub / Video Hub/ Media Hub(US


Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service (version 2.0)

Smart Stay, Direct Call

Page Buddy/ Tag Buddy/ Word Buddy

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies

Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Awesome Note 


A-GPS + GLONASS (3G Version)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0,


Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity

2GB (RAM), 16/32GB

microSD (up to 64GB)

210.8 X 135.9mm, 338g (3G Version)

Standard battery, Li-ion 4,600mAh

 The availability of voice call function may differ by country

 The availability of each Samsung Hubs and Google service may differ by country.

 All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the

benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or


*Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books,

Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, and Google Downloads are trademarks

of Google Inc.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people

everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions,

smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices,

semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales

exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit

Source: Phandroid

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