Looking for something a bit smaller than the Galaxy Note 10.1 but larger than the 5-inch Galaxy Note 2? Well Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 8.0 might be the right choice for you. Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2013, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is a fully functioning tablet that also has voice capabilities. Like its predecessors, it also supports multi-window options so you can multi-task on the 8-inch screen while using the embedded S Pen.
Inside the Galaxy Note 8.0 is a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, either 16GB or 32GB of storage expandable via MicroSD. It runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on an 8-inch, 1280 x 800 WXGA display. The rear sports a 5MP camera while on the front lies a 1.3MP camera. Designed primarily as a smart diary or notebook, the features are centered around organization and multi-tasking with the improved S Pen. The closest device that’s similar to the Galaxy Note 8.0 is the Apple iPad mini, though it’s a bit larger measuring in at 211 x 136 x 7.95 mm compared to the iPad mini’s 200 x 135 x 7.2mm.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 should be available at around Q2. Prices have yet to be revealed yet. For a company that seems adamant about not copying Apple, releasing an 8-inch tablet a few months after Apple released the iPad mini doesn’t look too good.