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Samsung will launch a new Galaxy Note 8.0 to take on Apple’s iPad Mini

Samsung will release next month a new tablet Galaxy Note to compete with the Apple’s iPad Mini, History of getting a place in the line shelves of medium size.
Samsung Mobile’s Vice-president, JK Shin, confirmed the new Galaxy Note 8.0 inches to join the Samsung’s touchscreen and stylus enabled tablet, such as the Galaxy Note 2 and 10.1 – line-up in an interview with a Korean newspaper. Shin gave no indication as what will be the price or the specifications of the device but he confirmed that it will be revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.

Published: Tuesday, 22 January 2013 23:06
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News of a new 8-inch Galaxy Note has been heard for some time on the web, which clearly indicated a rumor that Samsung did not want to be left behind and therefore did not want to let the middle-range tablet segment to its competitors. Although Samsung has been among the first manufacturers to introduce tablets with mid-range size with the Galaxy Tab 7.0, the tablet market really take off only in late 2011. Is it because of the fact that the Amazon Kindle made its debut and knew a strong success ?

The next year, in 2012, the Google Nexus 7 came out, Amazon Kindle Fire came out, and finally the much awaited Apple iPad Mini has shown his beautiful plastic and given to very strong demand it has sold nearly eight million units in the last quarter of 2012.


Samsung Galaxy Note


The Galaxy Note 8.0 will have a "S Pen" stylus which is sensitive pressure and housed in a slot specially provided for this purpose on the device. For the moment, we know very little about the specifications of the Galaxy Note 8.0 but sources close to Samsung say that the device will have a 8-inch screen, of course, which will provide a resolution of 1280x800 on a TFT panel . It will run Android 4.2 with a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor supported by 2GB of RAM.

Note the 8.0 will be a little larger, not much, than the Apple iPad Mini. While the iPad Mini measures 200x134.7x7.2 mm and weighs 308 grams, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will measures 211.3x136.3x7.95 millimeters and weighs 330 grams.

This new tablet will be Samsung opportunity not to yield any ground free to Apple on the tablet market. The legal battle between the two companies do not, however, prevent fierce battle in terms of innovation.

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