We’re here at the Mobile World Congress and we’ve got our first hands-on with one of the latest gadgets from Samsung – Galaxy Note 8.0. This 8-incher is meant to counterattack the iPad Mini, the older Nexus 7 and gets launched right around the same time when HP announces the Slate 7, which means that the competition for the middle-sized tablet is even more acerbe.

Samsung has all the sizes that you want: the 10 inch Galaxy Note, the 5.5 “smaller” Galaxy Note, taller new Galaxy Note II. Right now, a new size is here, trying to catch a new niche of users. Those interested in this tablet should know that it will hit retail stories in the second quarter of 2013 for an yet undisclosed price. But judging by other prices of fimilar Samsung products – Galaxy Note 10.1 for $499 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for  $199; it should be around $300-400$. Check the photo gallery below and the video to see how the device looks in action.

Galaxy Note 8.0: specs and looks

And do have a look at some of the main specs and special features that Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with, to know if it’s worth your buck:

  • 1.6GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM,
  • 1280 x 800-resolution WXGA screen
  • 5-megapixel camera on the back
  • 1.3-megapixel camera on the front
  • the S pen, with improved software to it
  • Smart Stay feature, the same as in Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • Reader’s mode feature (changes screen brightness for better reading)
  • IR blaster
  • Smart Remote app

Hands-on with Galaxy Note 8.0

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