At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, Barcelona, Samsung unveiled Galaxy Note 8.0, a new 8 inch tablet providing unrivalled multimedia performance, multi-tasking, video and voice call functionality within a compact one-hand-grip screen.
Galaxy Note 8.0 is packed with a 1.6 Ghz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB on-board storage with microSD, a five megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3 megapixel front camera, supports WiFi and HSPA+, along with a LTE version, and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Furthermore, Note 8.0 included functionality such as multi-window options to split the portable 8inch screen and allow optimal access to a number of live applications; intelligent S Pen with advanced usability; “reading mode” offer ebooks with optimized resolution; and the innovative Flipboard, and Awesome Note.
Samsung says that the new S Pen stylus can be used to control the physical menu and back buttons on the Galaxy Note 8.0 with WACOM technology.
The tablet can also be used as a remote control for a TV or other living room boxes with the new Smart Remote software and there’s a new optimized eReader application for better reading support.
In addition, Samsung HomeSync, a home hub solution announced today provides home cloud for storing, sharing and streaming content across multiple devices.
The HomeSync, is a home hub solution that comes with 1TB drive, providing shared or private storage for all your content, Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content from Galaxy device wirelessly to a TV “all at a full HD 1080p” through Jelly Bean media player, and lets you access Play Store.
HomeSync also enables new ways to interact with your content via the control modes enabled wirelessly on the phone. “It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to upload and download content from multiple devices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific ID and password ensure content in a user’s private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync,” samsung wrote in a press release.
Finally, Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi, a new addition to the GALAXY Camera lineup was also announced and combines high performance photographic features with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) mobile operating system (OS), dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity offer 3G/4G connection, and fast web browsing, multi-tasking.
Furthermore, the new Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi comes packed with the technology to share photos, communication services, instant backing-up pictures to cloud services, and powerful photo and video editing tools, ‘Photo Wizard’ and ‘Video Editor.’
The hardware specification include: a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 1GB DDR3, 8GB eMMC, 1TB HDD, a 21x Super Long Zoom lens and a super-bright 16M BSI CMOS, with 19 different integrated Smart Modes, a 4.8-inch (121.2mm) HD super clear touch display.
Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available from 2Q of 2013 worldwide, while HomeSync available through April 2013 in the US.
Update 02/26: Here’s a Galaxy Note 8.0 presentation video clip from MWC 2013 in Spain: