Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – Sneak Preview

There’s obviously no official word yet but we’re hearing that Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy Note 8. It will come in two versions- with 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities and one with only Wi-Fi. The idea is to bridge the gap between the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 2.

Like with all Samsung devices, the operating system will be provided by Android, this time the 4.2 Jelly bean. The Galaxy Note 8 will also have a 1.6GHz quad core processor, 16 or 32 GB internal memory, 2 GB RAM and there will be expandable memory in the form of a microSD card.


The new device is expected to weight about 330 grams and should measure 211.3 X 136.3 X 7.95 mm. It will sport an 8 inch Super Clear LCD display. Shooting pictures will be a breeze with its main 5 MP camera at the back and its 1.3 MP front camera. What we see from the leaked pictures shows us a large, white tablet and we make our deductions from it.

The device will have tons of connectivity options including USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and A-GPS. Supporting all of this is a massive battery measuring 4600 mAh. We also think the device will contain the S-pen, a feature that has been much appreciated by users and fans of the device.

The S-Pen is Samsung’s own stylus. It goes at the bottom of the phone and is handy to have for any number of apps. It is especially useful because it comes with a ‘shift’ button which lets you perform functions such as writing sticky notes filled with pictures, texts and handwriting or for picking up screenshots. Having it on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a given and a great addition as well.

Don’t be fooled by the number! It looks like it’s the 8th Note, but the number is about the size of the screen. So who is Samsung hoping to take on with the Galaxy Note 8? Plenty of rivals out there – including the Nexus 7 from Google, Kindle Fire HD from Amazon and the iPad Mini from Apple.

Actually the rumors are true seeing how it was confirmed just a few days ago that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would make its debut in February at the Mobile World Congress. The company needs to bring its A game seeing how the biggest names will be there, showcasing their technology and devices.

Samsung itself has a lot on offer, including the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S4. Codenamed Altius, the devices is set to have an eight-core Exynos 5 processor, a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED 1080p display, an 8-core Mali- T658 GPU, 2 GB memory and massive camera power with the main camera being a massive 13 MP.

Considering how the device has competition from within, it would be safe to say that the Samsung Note 8 has a lot riding on it.

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