The much awaited Mobile World Congress has started in Barcelona. The tech world is keenly watching it with their eyes widely open for the showing off of new smartphones. One of the major anticipation was for Samsung. Putting an end to the anticipation, Samsung released their Galaxy Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 falls between 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II smartphone and 10-inch Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. We had been hearing rumours and gossips about the device for a while by now. Now, it all have ended. Taking a look at the specs sheet of Galaxy Note 8, we can see that most of the rumours were not wild guesses. They bear close relation to the original specs.
The eight inched version of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a built in stylus. The new device is not an exact cut down of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but a small version with uprated specs. In Europe, the Galaxy Note 8 will have inbuilt 3G also. The Note 8 has a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, which is upgraded from the 1.4GHz model in the Galaxy Note 10.1. the device is significantly lighter, at 335g, which was 597g for Note 10.1. so, it will be easy to to carry around.
The stylus of Note 8 is not a mere pointing device. There are several stylus-specific functions built into the tablet's Android 4.1 OS, such as pressure-sensitivity and windows that pop up over whatever application you are currently using to help you take a quick note. Unlike on the Note 10.1, you can now use the S-Pen to tap the back and menu buttons under the Note 8's screen. The Note 8 has an improved multiscreen support, where two applications can be opened side by side, so you can watch a YouTube video while taking notes, for example. Definitely it decreases the distance between a tablet and a laptop.
The display of the device has a resolution of 1,280×800-pixel and a pixel density of 189ppi. The pixel density of Apple iPad Mini is 163ppi. The device has a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and it comes with 32GB or 64GB of storage. While LTE variants are in the works, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will initially offer cellular connectivity via HSPA+ — supplemented by Wi-Fi.
Though the specs are catchy, do not rush in to a decision to buy the device. The price of Samsung galaxy Note 8 is not yet out. The device will be shipped to North America, Europe, and other regions in the second quarter of the year.
Putting an end to the rumours, Galaxy Note 8 is out.
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