Sunday, February 24, 2013

Samsung Officially announces Galaxy Note 8 at Mobile World Congress

Samsung officially introduced the world to the Note 8 tablet at MWC. The Note 8 is sized to be direct competition for the iPad Mini. Features so far include 1.6 GHz Quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, SD card slot, 5 megapixel camera, Samsung's S-pen functionality, and an IR port for use ase a TV remote control. At roughly the same size and weight as the iPad Mini, and healthy performance specs to boot, the real question is one of price. Samsung has not given any pricing info on the Note 8 as yet, but as the Note series are concidered Premium devices, don't expect them to try and under-cut Apple's pricing on the Mini (which starts at $349).

So far the, the only hint of disappointment seems to be that the U.S. model will be Wifi only, while the international models will get 3G capabilty (no 4G or LTE capabilty was mentioned). Comments on CNET's original post already have readers complaining about both, but hey, some people just gotta complaint about something. My only hope is that Samsung doesn't price this neat little tablet right out of the market.

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