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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 announced, its new mid-sized tablet

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has launched the Note 8.0 tablet, which has been shown at Mobile World Congress 2012 for the first time.

Omio - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

It comes with a compact one-hand-grip design, and with the S Pen functionality. This allows the device to be used to create, edit and manage everyday documents.

There is also handwriting-to-text conversion features, among other stylus capabilities – such as controlling the menu and back buttons (the first time in the note series).

Running the Note 8.0 is the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, with the company’s own TouchWiz overlay – with functions brought in from other Samsung products.

These are along the lines of the multi-windows feature that allows two applications to be run, on the same screen, and the pop-out playing of video (from the S3)

The device has an 8-inch 1,280 x 800 TFT display and is driven by a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, with 2GB of RAM; 16 or 32GB amounts of internal storage and support for 64GB microSD cards.

Built-in is a 5-megapixel camera, with a front-facing 1.3MP variant; Bluetooth 4.0 and HSPA+ connectivity, with voice calling (in some markets).

There is an infrared inclusion, with the plan that it can be used as a universal remote control – for the TV, set-top box, DVD and Blu-ray player.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in the UK between April and June.

Stay tuned to Omio, as we are publishing hands-on pictures and a hands-on video walkthrough – with a product spokesperson.


Rob Kerr