Samsung Galaxy Note 8: technical specifications and price

This article is about the Samsung's upcoming tablet Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which is rumoured to be announced at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. The Samsung Note 8 is expected to give tough competition to Apple's iPad Mini and iPad Mini 2.

Samsung is looking forward to show its strength in the the tablet PC market with its latest tablet Galaxy Note 8. It is rumored to be announced at Mobile World congress 2013 in Barcelona. This will be the second tablet in the series of Galaxy Note introduced by Samsung. Samsung is trying to make Galaxy Note 8 a powerful competitor to iPad Mini and probably iPad Mini 2 as well. It has created a lot of buzz even before its official announced.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - A preview of the beast

Expected features of Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Here are the expected features, according to various rumours and leaked information. The real features may be different from what is listed here.

1) Design: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be one of the best tablets Samsung will offer in 2013. This tablet will have horizontal orientation. It has a super clear TFT screen.

2) Display : The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will have an 8-inch Super AMOLED display. Its screen resolution will be of 1280 x 800 pixels and will have Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. It might have a very high pixel density unlike the Galaxy Note 10.1. It could also come up with the latest display that Samsung has been working on since 2012.

3) Size: Galaxy note 8 is expected to be a slim tablet with the dimensions of 211.3mm x 136.3mm x 8mm. The weight is said to be 330grams.

4) Hardware and Operating system: Its CPU operates on quad core 1.6 Ghz cortex A-9. It operates on latest Android operating system, v4.2 (Jelly Bean).

5) Camera: It will have a 5MP primary camera and 1.3MP secondary camera. Additional information on the camera is not yet available.

6) Battery: It will have a non-rechargeable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery.

7) Storage and Memory: Samsung has never compromised with storage space in every new device they have launched. They have always taken care to ensure that customers get flexibility with respect to storage. So just like the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also be available in storage capacities of 16, 32 and 64 GB. It will also have a microSD card support of up to 64 GB.

8) Connectivity : For connectivity purpose, it has a Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 2.0 USB support and microSD slot and will come with a 3G model as well.

9) Hardware : The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will either have the Exynos 4 or Exynos 5 chipset. Hence it will have a 1.5 GHz quad-core or octal-core processor, a newer version of the Mali-400 GPU and a 2 GB RAM. One thing for sure, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be one of the most powerful tablets of the year 2013.

Other expected features

Like all other recent Note devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will have an S Pen stylus, and the ability to run multiple apps side-by-side. There are lots of rumour and speculation in market ahead of unveiling the tablet.

Price of Galaxy Note 8

Pricing will be finalised keeping in mind that it must be affordable and comparable with the existing tablets, so that market remains competitive, In India, the expected price of the Samsung galaxy note 8 is approximately Rs 30,000.


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