Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 n5100 is now available in India for Rs 30,500. Mahesh Telecom, a Mumbai based mobile retailer, has announced through its twitter account.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 was announced in February and comes with the S-Pen stylus and several features specially crafted to support it. Featuring a 720p HD display, the Galaxy Note 8.0 joins the club with Note, Note II and Note 10.1 tablets – all of which come with voice calling facility. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is a subtle take to compete with Apple iPad Mini which also comes in similar form factor.
The new slim Galaxy Note 8.0 arrives with an 8-inch TFT LCD display supporting native 1280×800 pixel resolution. Under the slim chassis, Galaxy Note 8.0 has a quad-core 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 based mobile processor and 2 GB RAM. The Galaxy Note 8.0 comes in 16 GB and 32 GB models – both with a memory card slot supporting up to 64 GB micro SD card. Also the tablet is available in WiFi and WiFi+3G models.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 features a 5 megapixel camera at the back with LED flash. There is also a front facing camera to engage in a video chat using select apps or click self-portrait images.
The S-Pen has been embedded on the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. When the S-Pen is pulled out, the tablet automatically detects the stylus and actives the S-Pen supporting menus as well as apps.
Samsung has gone a step ahead on S-Pen with the new Air View where in the user can simply hover the stylus in front of the screen to see previews of different apps. There are several applications such as S Planner, Awesome Notes, Page Notes and multiple apps specially optimized to be used with the S-Pen for improving productivity.
Samsung has added a dual-band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) support to have 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands compatibility on this tablet. Also there is WiFi Direct feature to connect the device with other smartphone/tablet. The WiFi+3G version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will feature GPS module with A-GPS and GLONASS support for more accurate and quicker location locking profiles.
Along with amazing hardware, Samsung has added all its software technologies such as AllShareCast, Samsung ChatOn and even the recently introduced feature – Smart Stay. Multimedia content can be downloaded from the Samsung Hub that includes Learning Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Reader Hub and Video Hub.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 features Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with a layer of TouchWiz and L!ve Panel user experience. To make the tablet run for long time, Samsung has packed a 4600 mAh battery and there is a micro USB 2.0 port to charge it.