Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Officially Introduced – iPad Mini Gets Serious Competition

Jasmina Lozevska February 25, 2013 0

It’s here people. Samsung has just showed its newest piece of technology called the Galaxy Note 8.0, adding another tablet to its Galaxy lineup. The announcement of the Galaxy Note 8.0 directly affects the popular iPad Mini and threatens to dethrone it soon.

The main reason why this Samsung tablet will compete with Apple’s iPad Mini is its display size of 8.0, which is very close to the iPad Mini’s screen size of 7.9 inches. This is not the only iPad Mini competitor that comes from the Korean-based company, but it sure is the biggest threat. Samsung has pointed out that the device was designed for a ‘one-hand tablet experience’, which many users seem to prefer.


Introduced at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, the mid-sized tablet by Samsung is rumored to hit shelves in the period between April and June this year.

Galaxy Note 8.0 sports a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-inch 1280×800 pixel screen, a rear-facing camera with 5MP and a front-facing camera with 1.3 megapixels. It will be available in two variants of 16GB and 32GB of storage capacity, which users will be able to expand with a microSD memory card.


Galaxy Note 8.0 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and includes features such as LTE, Wi-Fi and A-GPS. The popular stylus, also known as the S-Pen, has been added as an accessory for Samsung’s newest tablet device and I have to admit, it looks pretty elegant and gives a nice touch to the whole picture. Also, the pen experience for the Galaxy Note 8.0 has been significantly improved.

An important category is the design of the tablet and while previous Samsung tablets did not look very appealing, this unit seems to be making up for the average appearance of other Samsung tablets. We can clearly see the usage of better materials that results in a premium-looking device, which except for great specs, has to offer a beautiful design, as well.

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