Samsung's Galaxy Note with 8 inch display is planned for the 2nd quarters. However, there is no word about its price tag so far.
The Note 8 will be available in the second quarter in North America, Europe, South Korea, the Middle East, Africa, China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and some other regions. Pricing will be revealed at a later date, Samsung said.
The Galaxy Note 8 is 25 percent lighter thinner than the company's Galaxy Tab 2 tablets, says Shoneel Kolhatkar, director of product planning at Samsung. It can display images at 1280-by-800 pixel resolution, and comes with optional 3G connectivity for making calls and using mobile broadband networks. It will connect to HSPA+ networks.
The tablet runs Google's Android 4.1 operating system, known as Jellybean, and has a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. The chip is based on ARM's Cortex A9 processor design, as opposed to the newer Cortex-A15 design used in Samsung's Chromebook and Google's Nexus 10 tablet, which is also made by Samsung.
It may be added that Samsung already has a Galaxy Note tablet with a 10.1-inch screen and also offers the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II, which has been dubbed a "phablet" for laying midway between a phone and a tablet. Samsung also sells Galaxy Tab 2 tablets with 7-inch and 10.1-inch screens, and an older Galaxy Tab with a 7.7-inch screen.
The Note 8 tablet has features found in Galaxy Note products including the S-Pen stylus to take handwritten notes. The S-Pen's capabilities have been expanded to work with other applications.
The Note 8 will also be able to beam movies directly to a Samsung Smart TV through the AllShare feature, much like existing Galaxy smartphones and tablets. It will also function as a remote control for a wide range of TVs, Blu ray players and set-top boxes.
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