A man uses Samsung Electronics new Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone during its launch at The Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London
A man uses Samsung Electronics' new Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone during its launch at The Earls Court Exhibition Centre in LondonReuters

South Korean electronics firm Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet PC on Sunday, a day before the international mobile convention MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2013.

"The GALAXY Note 8.0 breaths fresh life into the category as it delivers the perfect fusion of portability and everyday productivity - the result is a pioneering, pocket-sized solution that enhances and enriches our everyday lives, whether at work or play," said JK Shin, President of the IT & Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics.

The new voice-calling Galaxy tablet sports an 8-inch TFT display and runs on Android's latest mobile OS Jelly Bean that is powered by a quad-core processor.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Include:

Model Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Display 8.0-inch WXGA TFT display with1280x800p resolutions

Pixel density: 189 pixels per inch

OS Android v4.1.2 OS (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core A9 processor with1.6GHz CPU speed
Memory Available in 16GB & 32GB,Expandable up to 64GB
Camera Rear: 5.0-megapixel cameraFront: 1.3-megapixel camera
Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
Battery 4600 mAh Li-ion battery
Additional specs *Voice calling, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n(2.4 & 5GHz),Wi-FiDirect, Bluetooth v4.0, USB v2.0,


Dimensions 210.8 x 135.9 mm
Weight 338 g
Price Undisclosed

*Voice-calling feature will differ with country.

The new Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with an advanced stylus 'S Pen'. The tablet's screen can take simple gestures from the S Pen as input to edit content as well as crop images artistically using the Paper Artist app.

The company claims that advanced stylus 'S pen' is required to touch the screen while using the tablet. With AirView, the S Pen needs to only hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos as well as appointments on 'S Planner' without having to open the file or application in full.

Samsung has confirmed that the new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will be made available from the second quarter of 2013 across Europe, North America, South East Asia (includes India), and other select regions. The company has chosen to remain silent on price details.

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