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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 now official with improved S Pen tech and Smart Remote mode

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:00

After months of speculation, the mid-sized warrior in Samsung's Note family is finally official. The aptly named Galaxy Note 8.0 sports an 8-inch 1280x800 pixels display clocking 189ppi pixel density - a tad higher than the direct competitor Apple's iPad mini...

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 23:17

21. keepkool (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)

...through its IR BLASTER..
.wait .. what?? infrared? reminded me of tv remote control in nokia 6600.. now wonder why nokia was giant.. 9 years later same technology returns from another giant...

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 23:43 1

24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

IR Blasters aren't a new thing. Moto has it on their Xyboard Tablets, Samsung had them on the Galaxy Tab 2 variants and HTC has it on the One.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 23:54 2

25. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Samsung always disappoint with their specs, the more success they are seeing in Android world the more complacent they are becoming like apple......... I was expecting atleast FullHd screen and little leas bezel on this note.......... and instead of using last year's Quadcore exynos, they could have used Snapdragon 600 processor, if their exynos octa is still not ready for the primetime......... Kinda disappointed with sammy again...........

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 02:30 3

28. Feanor (Posts: 845; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

I agree. Average design, average specs... if the price is as high as they are speculating, I don't see any value on this...

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 04:18 1

31. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

still much2 better than the current ipad mini... and i never think last year quad core exynos was average.. it's good enough with 2gb of ram.. you can check how smooth its performance on youtube.. plenty hands on videos already..

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 00:56

26. sunny316 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Feb 2013)

The S-Pen can emulate back and home physical buttons on even Note 2 using the S-Pen button and gestures. Please edit that part.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 03:17 4

29. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


posted on 24 Feb 2013, 04:13 6

30. flipjzn (Posts: 257; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Boring design...again. Sigh!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 04:21 2

32. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

but very ergonomic and great performance plus it has the spen with lots of features from touchwiz.. and i bet it will has reasonable price.. not bad..

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 05:31 5

36. Yaldo_27 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)

It will fail....

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:42

41. ronjr123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

I have been looking for a replacement for my xoom. I have the Note 2 and use the spen everyday for making sketches and taking notes while on the phone and in meetings. I used to use sticky notes all of the time. Cant wait! I know I will use this everyday!

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