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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 - S-Pen Tablet Set To Challenge Apple's iPad Mini

By Simon Thomas on 25th February 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has officially been unveiled ahead of the official start of this years Mobile World Congress. Samsung's new Android tablet will be competing against Apple's iPad Mini and Google's Nexus 7.


Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8 inch touch-screen running at a resolution of 1280*720 pixels. We're slightly disappointed not to see a full HD display, but it still compares pretty well with the iPad Mini (1024*768) and Google's Nexus 7 (1280*720).


Samsung's new tablet comes pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean and has more than enough power to take full advantage of the operating systems features. The quad-core 1.6 Ghz processor is backed up by 2GB of RAM which opens up amazing multi-tasking capabilities thanks to the innovative "Dual View" feature.


One of the main selling points of Samsung's Galaxy Note range is the "S-Pen" interface and the Note 8.0 doesn't disappoint. Infact, Samsung's stylus technology is now better than ever and can now function by merely hovering over the screen. Additionally, for the first time you can control the home and back buttons with the S-Pen thanks to WACOM technology.


When you remove the S-Pen from the tablet the Galaxy Note will automatically launch innovative S-Pen features such as " Pen Detection" which will suggest adapted menus and applications you may want to use such as S-Note, S-Planner and many more.


The Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of on-board memory, while it also has a 5 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 1.3 mega-pixel snapper. Sadly, it only supports 3G and not new super-fast 4G networks , but you can always use WiFi.


Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8.0 in the second quarter of 2013 and currently we have no idea on how much it'll cost. However, we'd expect it be cheaper than Apple's iPad Mini but more expensive than Google's Nexus 7.


3G will be bringing you a full review and comparison of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 shortly so keep posted to find out how it stacks up !

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