After being leaked out before MWC 2013 by none other than Samsung's J.K. Shin
, and then making the expected appearance at the event in Barcelona, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 3G
has visited the FCC. We're sure that there was plenty of small talk going on before the tablet showed off its S Pen capabilities. With an 8 inch screen offering resolution of 1280 x 800, the tablet has a rather low pixel count of 189ppi. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor with 2GB of RAM on board. The 16GB of native storage can be expanded using the microSD slot and the tablet is equipped with a 5MP rear facing camera that captures video in 1080p at 30 fps, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera for self portraits and video chats. A hefty 4600mAh battery provides the power and Android 4.1.2 is installed out of the box. The version of the tablet that visited the FCC supports 3G connectivity and 4G over HSPA+ (21Mbps maximum data speed).
With Android 4.1.2 installed, the tablet brings the smooth scrolling of Project Butter and Google Now. The latter brings you the information you need, when you need it. And the enhanced notifications allow users to answer emails, make phone calls, view videos and pictures directly from a notification. And since it is a Galaxy Note, besides the aforementioned S Pen, you will find certain features such as multi-windows
which splits the screen in half so that two apps can be used at the same time. With Air View, the S Pen hovers above the screen to show you previews of your email and Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to track your eyes. If you're awake, the screen stays on. If the camera detects that you're sleeping, the screen turns off.
source: FCC via Engadget