Spotted at MWC: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Spotted at MWC: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Just days before the start of MWC 2013 in Barcelona, a picture has been snapped of a booth with a display showing off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Yes, Samsung's mobile head J.K. Shin had already confirmed that the tablet would be appearing at MWC, but it still is nice to see the display anyway. A piano doesn't have to fall on our heads for us to realize that this tablet is aimed right at the Apple iPad mini and its 7.9 inch display. It's a good move for Samsung because the "Note" series of phones and tablets includes a number of features that Apple's tablet just doesn't offer.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has a large display at MWC

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has a large display at MWC

Besides the S Pen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 offers Air View which allows you to hover over the screen with the S Pen and open up an email in a separate pop-up box. Smart Rotation uses the front-facing camera to make sure that the screen is always oriented correctly. The front-facing camera is also used in the Smart Stay feature which allows the screen to stay on as long as you are awake. Once you fall asleep, so does the screen. Multiwindows allows the user to split the screen in two rqual parts so that two apps can be used at the same time. There are many other features that Samsung has baked into its Note series.

MWC starts on Monday and besides the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, there will be a number of new phones and tablets revealed. The best way to find out all about the devices that everyone will be talking about is to keep your eyes right here for the best MWC coverage.

soure: Engadget

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 competes against the Apple iPad mini

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 competes against the Apple iPad mini


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Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Display 8.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh

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23 Comments

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

2 more days to go.... Oh, the excitement! What else will Sammy tease us with? And then there is Nokia. Tick-tock, tick-tock.

3. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Looks like bigger Note 2

9. wendygarett unregistered

Nope it's galaxy note VIII who came from future :)

4. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Good one

5. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

So it has note 2 specs with bigger screen and battery?

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Exactly

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

No cellular phone (for voice calls). Maybe a cellular data modem option?

25. DetroitTech

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

I'm thinking it does have voice. Look at the top there looks to be an earpiece grill.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

look more like the S III, because the top and bottom is slightly rounded

6. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

The Note 8.0 needs to be less than $350 or I'm going to get the Nexus 7 and call it a day!!

8. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

maybe you should wait for the nexus 7.7

10. threeline

Posts: 299; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

I'm hoping for 299, if not I will get the Nexus 10 for 399.

18. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I agree. The Note 2 was too expensive and ended up getting the S3 (AT&T). I hope history doesnt repeat itself

14. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I will wait untill it releases a Full HD version of it coz its meant for digital art!

12. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

sgn2's resized version..............lol

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This beauty will appeal to android nation, and the gorgeous iPad mini will continue to do well with iOS users, and the general consumer. It's a stalemate as far who'll switch over, cause most people are vested in the Eco systems of the chosen platform.

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This is true. I didnt understand about eco systems....until I invested heavy in Android. I came from Win Mo...but didnt get alot of apps. I didnt stick with Win Mo long enough to be invested heavy. I can do it for game consoles. Not that big a deal. Tablets? Hard to say. PC's? I can do that too.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

So the battle of the low res tablets that will unfortunately sell pretty decent? Ipad mini vs Note 8. Only tablets I am interested in are the high resolution ones. So Galaxy Tab 3 plus or bust Samsung.

21. nikenturd unregistered

1024 x 768 is low res......1280 x 800 is not....

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

A high res Nexus 7 reboot would be awesome as well.

20. nikenturd unregistered

SAMSUNG has a knack of overpricing their tablets...I do hope this one (albeit slim chance) will be priced reasonably well....Anything more than $320-$340 is a no go since the Exynos 4412 is about to get replaced soon....but a lot better than that crap called Tegra 3 though

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Is that Galaxy S4........lol

23. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

looking forward to the review, Wish my N7 had a Sylus like the Spen and been asking for this for a while... also why saying Samsung is planing this because of the iPad mini?

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