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Samsung announce the Note 8



Samsung have made Mobile World Congress even more irrelevant for manufactures this year by announcing the Galaxy Note 8 before the show kicks off.  I don't think you'll be holding this against your ear to make a call, you'll want to buy a decent headset or people will thing you are odd. It comes with some powerful specs as you'd imagine it would. First off the Note 8 is powered by a  1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor with 2GB of RAM and has either 32-64GB  of storage available plus a memory slot.

Whilst it will certainly be quick at doing things I have no idea as to who this is aimed at. Smaller tablets like the Nexus 7 have taken off over the past few months, they are great for carrying around in your bag to school or work. With the Note 8 I just can't see the point as of yet, if you want to leave your tablet at home whilst you're on a bike ride you stick your phone in your pocket, where the hell are you going to put this?

As you'd expect from a Note device there are loads of other features, a full list below. 



Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos
Display: 8-inch WXGA display (1280x800 at 189 ppi)
Operating system: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps (850/900/1900/2100)
Camera: 5 megapixel (rear), 1.3-megapixels (front)
Video: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX (1080p full HD video @ 30 fps)
Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AC3, FLAC; 3.5mm headphone jack
GPS: aGPS + GLONASS (3G version)
Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 and 5 GHz; WiFi Direct; AllShareCast; Bluetooth 4.0; USB 2.0
Sensors: Accelerometer; Digital compass; Proximity sensor
Memory/Storage: 2GB RAM, 32/64GB storage; microSD card (up to 64 GB)
Dimensions: 210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95
Weight: 338 grams
Battery: 4,600 mAh
S Pen optimized features: S Note, S Planner, e-mail with handwriting integration; Quick Command; Easy Clip; Photo Note; Paper Artist; Air View; Popup Note; Popup Video; Shape Match; Formula Match; Idea Sketch
Sharing Features: AllShare Play; AllShare Cast (Wifi Display mirroring and extension); AllShare Framework
Content, features and services

Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies/Kies Air
TouchWiz/Samsung Live Panel
Samsung Hub; Game Hub; Learning Hub; Readers Hub; Music Hub; Video Hub; Media Hub (U.S. Only)
Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service (version 2.0)
Smart Stay, Direct Call
Page Buddy/Tag Buddy/Word Buddy
Google Search
Google Maps
Gmail
Google Latitude
Google Play Store
Google Play Books
Google Play Movies
Google Plus
YouTube
Google Talk
Google Places
Google Navigation
Google Downloads
 
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