Samsung has just announced the latest product to be added to the Galaxy Note family, the Galaxy Note 8.0.
The Note 8.0 is a mid-sized Android tablet that bridges the gap between the phablet sized Note II and full sized Note 10.1 tablet. Like the Note I and 10.1, the Note 8.0 will utilize Wacom’s technology to create the best pen-enabled mobile experience. The display–as the name suggests–will be an 8-inch 1280×800 TFT LCD that is powered by a 1.6GHz Cortex A9 quad-core processor. Additional hardware specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage with up to 64GB of additional storage via microSD, HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 radios, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 5 MP rear shooter and a 4600 mAh battery.
Although the new hardware is quite nice, the Galaxy Note II sets itself apart from the competition with its diverse array of features geared to giving users a better optimized tablet experience. In addition to the the S Pen and its companion apps, the Galaxy Note 8 includes a bevy of specialized features including “reading mode” which optimizes the resolution for reading e books, and free pre-loaded entertainment and productivity content including Flipboard with Galaxy Note specific features.
Although there weren’t any release details for the U.S., the Galaxy Note 8.0 is expected to be available in Q2 of 2013. Be sure to check back for the latest pictures and videos of the Note 8.0!