Samsung finally announced the most talked about tablet (or phablet?) in a press release prior to Mobile World Congress 2013. Most of the rumors were actually right and the official statement just made it formal. Check out the specs of Galaxy Note 8.0 after the jump.
A month ago, we posted about the leaked specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 which was reported by Sammobile. And yes, the specs they revealed were surprisingly spot on apart from the supposed Super Clear LCD but it turned out it be a Samsung PLS display.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is nothing to get excited about. The 1280×800 pixel resolution is decent but there are already rumors that the successor of the Nexus 7 will sport a full HD (1920×1080) resolution so that means that it will face a tough competitor when that gets announced in this year’s Google I/O.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad (4412) SoC that has 4 ARM Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.6GHz and a now flagship standard 2GB of RAM. Also, the GPU used is the same as on the Galaxy Note 10.1 which is the Mali 400MP4 GPU so we can expect this tablet to be a heavy duty gaming machine.
Galaxy Note 8.0 Specs
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.2)
- 8-inch Samsung PLS Display, 1280×800 pixel resolution, 189 ppi
- 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB internal storage
- microSD support (up to 64GB via microSD)
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- HSPA+21.1Mbps (3G version)
- Bluetooth v4.0
- microUSB v2.0
- GPS, A-GPS (3G version)
- Weight: 338 grams
- Dimensions: 210.8×135.9mm (3G version)
- 4600 mAh battery
Samsung didn’t announced the price of Galaxy Note 8.0 yet but the release date of Q2 this 2013 is already certain. However, it’s still unclear where it will go on sale first. If we will base this on previous releases, the Philippines should be one of the first countries who’ll get treated with this new phablet. If Samsung will pit this to the iPad Mini, we’re guessing a price of $299 or below which translates to roughly Php12,000. What do you think?
[Image Credit: AnandTech, TheVerge]