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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Announced, Looks like a Giant Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

A few hours ago Samsung officially announced their newest product — the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. As the name implies you can either take a look at it as a giant Galaxy Note 2 or a Galaxy Note 10.1 Mini, lol. The tablet is pretty specced out save for the display resolution and the plastic build. Here’s a rundown of the complete specifications:

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Spec Sheet

  • 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad-core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB Storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-inch TFT display, 1280 x 800 resolution, 189ppi
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, HSPA+
  • 4,600mAh Battery
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UX
  • S Pen
  • 210.8mm x 135.9mm x 7.95mm

Samsung is set to release the Note 8 globally by the end of Q2. No details yet on the pricing.

Hands-on Videos

International tech sites Engadget and The Verge already posted hands-on videos. We’ve embedded the video from Engadget below for your viewing pleasure.

Hands-on Video from Engadget

Hopefully we’ll find a demo unit at Samsung’s booth here at MWC so we can also do a hands-on. Woot. Excited, hehe.

How about you guys? What are your initial comments and thoughts about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Can this take on the iPad Mini and the Google Nexus 7? Sound off in the comments below!

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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