Finally, after various leaks and rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is now official. However, the tablet leaks and rumors were rolling throughout the web, it was obvious that this new Samsung device will go official sometime in the Mobile World Congress 2013. Well, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has been designed as a one hand device, with the use of pen to enhance the experience. Since the tablet appears to have a smaller display surface, we have to look for how the tablet performs in the market.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will be powered by a quad-core processor, which is expected to be a Samsung Exynos chip with four Cortex A9 CPUs and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note 8.0 sports an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 (189 ppi or pixels-per-inch) similar to the Galaxy Note 10.1 but in a smaller form factor, which means the pixel-density is effectively higher. The new tablet will be running the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean as the operating system, and the content and services are expected to be similar to that of the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will arrive in WiFi-only (A/B/G/N) or WiFi/HSPA+ versions and subsequently, will have the GPS services from both the GPS as well as the Glonass networks. The S-Pen is capable to support 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, similar to the Galaxy Note 10.1. The device has the battery capacity of 4600 mAh.
This 8-inch Galaxy Note 8.0 will provide competition to the other similar sized/smaller tablets such as the Apple's iPad Mini, the Amazon's Kindle Fire HD or the Galaxy Nexus 7. But one major thing that distinguish the Galaxy Note 8.0 from the others is the digitizer pen, also known as the S-Pen, which seems to be a unique feature found with the Android tablets. So, if you are thinking to enhance your tablet experience with the use of pen, then the Galaxy Note 8.0 seems to be a better choice for you.
The multi-window feature (a.k.a split-screen) seems to be more useful, as details in the sub-windows can be easily readable. However, it is undeniable that the writing or drawing experience is better achieved in large display surface, as the surface gets maximized after the touch. A new app has been added i.e. the Awesome Note, which will be more suitable for intensive note-taking rather than the earlier S-Note which appeared casual. Although the increase in size of the Galaxy Note 8.0 seems to effect the sibling Galaxy Note 2 future. What do you think of the Galaxy Note 8.0? Stay tuned fore more updates.