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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0


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Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released

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Device typeTablet  
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.2.2, 4.1.2) TouchWiz UI  
Dimensions8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 inches (210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95 mm)  
Weight11.92 oz (338 g)
the average is 13 oz (371 g)
Physical size8.0 inches  
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels  
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

189 ppi  

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio64.78 %  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera5 megapixels  
FeaturesAutofocus, Smile detection, Geo tagging  
SettingsISO control, White balance presets  
Shooting ModesPanorama  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)  
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels  
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Samsung Exynos 4 Quad (Exynos 4412)  

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9  
Graphics processorARM Mali-400 MP4  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM  
Built-in storage16 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Capacity4600 mAh  
Not user replaceableYes  
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Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz  
USBUSB 2.0  
FeaturesMass storage device  
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherMHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
OtherVoice commands, Voice recording  
Officially announced24 Feb 2013  

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