Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will be officially available on April 11 in the US
After wating for a long time, we finally get the exact release date of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. According to the latest news, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 tablet will be available at U.S. electronics stores beginning April 11.
Featuring an 8-inch display, S Pen stylus and loads of Samsung software, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 costs only $399, making it competitive with the iPad mini it is obviously taking on directly.
According to Samsung, the slate will be available in stores and online at retailers such as Amazon, BestBuy, Newegg, P.C. Richard & Son, Staples and TigerDirect.com.
The table was confirmed to arrive packed with a powerful 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
The 8-inch capacitive touchscreen display supports 800 x 1280 pixels (189ppi) and 16 million colors. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is powered by a high-capacity 4600 mAh battery and sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera on the back that can shoot 1080p video.
Tips: Samsung also support playback videos in MP4 format,
There’s also a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera that can handle video chats at 720p resolution.
Samsung has also confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8.0 is the first to feature its own WatchON search and recommendation service that makes finding TV shows and on-demand video content faster and easier.
“The Galaxy Note defined an entirely new smartphone category and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet redefined the tablet experience for consumers,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “With the Galaxy Note 8.0, we fully expect to ignite the mid-size tablet market Samsung pioneered with the first Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse and packs the power needed for full mobile entertainment and productivity.”
Galaxy Note 8.0 at Play
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be the first product to feature Samsung WatchON, a new search and recommendation service that alleviates the chore of channel surfing and makes finding TV shows and on-demand video content faster and easier. Samsung WatchON simplifies the process of discovering new content to watch by searching across multiple content sources, such as live TV and streaming video-on-demand sources such as Samsung’s Media Hub*, to recommend movies and TV shows. It also provides complementary content including actor bios, reviews and related information.
With the built-in IR blaster, the Galaxy Note 8.0 acts as a powerful universal remote, eliminating the need for multiple remotes to control the TV viewing experience. Users can browse for content then change the channel on the TV or cable box directly from the search window.
For entertainment on the go, the Galaxy Note 8.0′s screen is great for everything from content viewing to reading. With its dazzling 8-inch WXGA screen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is perfect for watching HD MP4 content, packing 1280 by 800 pixels. If you want to play videos on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, you can convert your videos to Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 supported MP4 videos with a Video Converter or Mac Video Converter on Windows and Mac.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 also has Reading Mode, which adjusts color and brightness to an optimal level for reading. It provides the ability to customize fonts and themes so select books, magazines, documents and Web pages are easier to read. Combined with Smart Stay, which keeps the screen awake while you are reading, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is customized to ensure the best reading experience.
Galaxy Note 8.0 at Work
The tablet is quickly becoming a primary computing device for employees. The Galaxy Note 8.0 offers multi-tasking and productivity features, making users more efficient at everyday tasks, whether working at the office or on the go:
– Multi Window: The Galaxy Note 8.0 offers true PC-like multitasking, so you can use two apps side-by-side. Multi-Window now supports 20 apps, including Polaris Office, Google Chrome and Facebook.
– Air View: Conveniently preview your content without opening files or folders. The S Pen held above the screen allows you to preview pictures in the Gallery, open menus on Web sites, and preview a message or an attachment in an email.
– AllShare(R) Play: Pass content to the TV or remotely access files on your desktop computer.
– Polaris Office: View, create, and edit Microsoft(R) Office Word(R) documents, Excel(R) spreadsheets and PowerPoint(R) presentations right on your tablet. With the Galaxy Note 8.0, you can add handwritten notes and drawings to your documents.
– Awesome Note: A note-taking application and to do list manager, Awesome Note enables you to customize folder icons, colors, fonts and backgrounds for quick reference and visual organization.
– Group Play: Share and collaborate on content, including documents, which allows users to work together.
For those using tablets for work, Samsung offers improved security levels for IT managers and employees. SAFE, or Samsung for Enterprise, is the security standard to provide enterprise- and consumer-friendly devices to businesses and their employees. With SAFE, the Galaxy Note 8.0 supports the needs of IT managers while providing businesses with the functionality needed to enhance productivity.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 features a powerful 1.6GHz Quad Core processor and 2GB of RAM to ensure optimum performance. Wi-Fi technology with dual-channel bonding offers more efficient connectivity for faster loading of Web pages and video streaming.
With a large, 4,600 mAh battery, the Galaxy Note 8.0 offers long battery life to work and play all day. Beyond the 16GB** of internal memory, the Note 8.0 can handle microSD cards up to 64GB, for a combined possible 80GB of storage. The 5-megapixel camera on the back can shoot 1080p video, and the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera can handle video chats at 720p resolution.
Preloaded with Content and Services
Buyers will enjoy preloaded content and services valued at over $200, including 50GB of free Dropbox storage for 2 years***, 1 month free of unlimited music streaming in Samsung’s Music Hub, Samsung’s Smart Remote, Awesome Note, and more. For a limited time, they will also receive a $25 Google Play credit with the purchase of a Galaxy Note 8.0, when they register their device.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available in white for $399.99 MSRP. Accessories will be available beginning mid-April. These include Book Covers in white, grey, pink or green, as well as USB and HDMI adapters, and a travel charger that connect via the device’s microUSB port.
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