The Galaxy Note 8.0 – Samsung’s Answer to the iPad Mini

Samsung’s heavily talked about Galaxy Note 8.0 finally made its debut during the course of the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona.

Measuring 8 inches in size, the “phtablet” is essentially positioned as the Korean-smartdevice maker’s answer to the iPad Mini, the size scaled down iPad variant released by Apple last year.
Being a part of the “Note” lineup, the new Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with Samsung’s S-Pen Stylus, powered by a quad core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. With its impressive processor backed by 2 gigs of RAM, the “phtablet” is forecasted to roll out in retail markets soon, much to the happiness of eager Android fans.

As a member of the Note series, the new Note 8.0 has been described as a “plumper version of the Galaxy S3” in terms of looks, boasting an overall design directive that has long become associated with the product.

Noted to boast a screen resolution of 1280 x 800, the Note 8.0 may not come with a full-1080p HD screen, but it is effectively designed to easily accommodate cellular data-connectivity, making it a “phtablet” in the truest sense of the word.

Considering the success of the iPad Mini, the Note 8.0 is described to be aimed towards electronic consumers who find the 5.5 inch sized Note 2 too small or the 10 inch sized Galaxy Tablets too big.

Though not exactly somewhere in the middle in terms of its size when compared against the Note 2 and the Galaxy Tab, its featured specifications, matched with the availability of the S-Pen certainly says something about what Samsung’s intents are in hitting the iPad Mini market.

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