Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Hands On

In a bid to hit each and every size possible out there, Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note 8.0 which fills one of the last remaining size based gaps in their line up. Predictably, the device is a blown up Galaxy Note with a 8 inch display.

The device which is positioned as a tablet does have phone capabilities also built in. A stylus slides in to the back of the tablet and provides the same pen based functions and apps as previously seen on the Note 2.

The back of the tablet sports a 5MP camera capable of autofocus. We’re not too sure about the video capturing capabilities of the device. A 1.2MP front facing camera is provided for video calling.

Over on the right hand side of the tablet there’s a power key and volume rocker below it. Tactile feedback here is pretty good.

The lower half has a micro USB slot with stereo speakers on the side.

The top of the tablet has a 3.5mm jack. As you can see, the device gently tapers out and leads to a maximum thickness of 7.95mm. Powering it is a 4600 mAh battery pack which should be able to get you through a day easily.

Running the show here is a 1.6Ghz quad core Cortex A9 processor with 2GB of RAM. You get 16 or 32GB of internal memory and there’s also a memory card slot for expanded storage. Connectivity options include 3G HSPA+ 21Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct,Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS (3G version). The operating system is Android 4.1.2 Jellybean. To wrap up, we’ve got a hands on video detailing the brand new tablet.

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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