Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 8 inscription with an 8-inch display, adding the latest shade distance to the expanding lineup of Note products.

The inscription is twenty-five percent lighter thinner than the company’s Galaxy Tab 2 tablets, pronounced Shoneel Kolhatkar, executive of product formulation during Samsung. It can arrangement images during 1280-by-800 pixel resolution, as well as comes with discretionary 3G connectivity for creation calls as well as regulating mobile broadband networks. It will bond to HSPA+ networks.

The inscription runs Google’s Android 4.1 handling system, well known as Jellybean, as well as has the 1.6GHz quad-core processor. The thinly slice is formed upon ARM’s Cortex A9 processor design, as against to the newer Cortex-A15 pattern used in Samsung’s Chromebook as well as Google’s Nexus 10 tablet, that is additionally done by Samsung.

The Note 8 will be accessible in the second entertain in North America, Europe, South Korea, the Middle East, Africa, China, Taiwan, Southeast Middle East as well as the little alternative regions. Pricing will be suggested during the after date, Samsung said.

The device was voiced prior to the begin of the Mobile World Congress traffic uncover in Barcelona subsequent week. Samsung is approaching to plead the inscription as well as smartphone plan serve during the show, together with the skeleton for the enterprise.

The association will make known some-more tablets this year, pronounced Nanda Ramachandran, clamp boss as well as ubiquitous manager.

“2013 is the year of tablets for Samsung,” he said.

Samsung was the world’s second largest inscription businessman during the back of Apple in the fourth entertain final year, according to IDC. Worldwide shipments soared for the company, flourishing by 263 percent year-over-year to strech 7.9 million, giving it the 15.1 percent marketplace share. Samsung is the world’s largest Android inscription vendor, though is still approach during the back of Apple, that binds 43.6 percent of the market.

Samsung already has the Galaxy Note inscription with the 10.1-inch shade as well as additionally offers the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II, that has been dubbed the “phablet” for laying mid in between the phone as well as the tablet. Samsung additionally sells Galaxy Tab 2 tablets with 7-inch as well as 10.1-inch screens, as well as an comparison Galaxy Tab with the 7.7-inch screen.

Screen sizes have been an increasingly critical care for inscription makers. As the messenger to the 9.7-inch iPad, Apple final year introduced the iPad Mini with the 7.85-inch screen. Demand for the iPad Mini has been strong, with reserve outstripping than demand.

The Note 8 inscription has facilities found in Galaxy Note products together with the S-Pen stylus to take handwritten notes. The S-Pen’s capabilities have been stretched to work with alternative applications. For instance, Kolhatkar showed the tablet’s capability to mix the handwritten note with mapping. He used the S-Pen to write to the friend, revelation him to encounter him during the Starbucks in New York, related the note to the Google map page display the location, as well as sent the note over email.

The Note 8 will additionally be means to lamp cinema without delay to the Samsung Smart TV by the AllShare feature, most similar to existent Galaxy smartphones as well as tablets. It will additionally duty as the remote carry out for the far-reaching operation of TVs, Blu ray players as well as set-top boxes.

Other facilities embody the 5-megapixel back camera as well as 1.3-megapixel front camera. The device will come with 16GB or 32GB of storage, expandable to 64GB by an SD label slot. It has 2GB of built-in memory.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips as well as semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam upon Twitter during @agamsh. Agam’s e-mail residence is agam_shah@idg.com

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