Samsung Brings the Portability of Midsize Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet to U.S.

Samsung Brings the Portability of Midsize Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet to U.S.


Ridgefield Park, NJ—Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet into the U.S. market on April 11. The midsize addition to the Galaxy Note family has the advanced technology to enable multitasking at home, work or on the go. A 5 megapixel camera on the tablet’s back can shoot 1080p video, and the 1.3MP front-facing camera handleS video chats at 720p resolution.

The tablet’s S Pen was evolved to improve everyday usability with Air View, and Multi Window now supports more apps so users can perform tasks simultaneously. With Air View, users can preview content without opening files or folders. The S Pen held above the screen allows them to preview pictures in the Gallery, open menus on websites and preview a message or an attachment in an e-mail.

“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, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “With the Galaxy Note 8.0, we fully expect to ignite the midsize 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.”

With its 8-inch WXGA screen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is targeted at watching HD content at 1,280×800-pixel resolution. And a reading mode adjusts color and brightness to an optimal level. Users can also customize fonts and themes so select books, magazines, documents and web pages are easier to read.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is also the first product to feature Samsung WatchOn, a search and recommendation service that alleviates the chore of channel surfing and makes finding TV shows and on-demand video content faster. Samsung WatchOn is designed to simplify the process of discovering new content to watch by searching across multiple content sources, such as live TV and streaming video-on-demand sources like Samsung’s Media Hub. It also provides complementary content, including actor bios, reviews and related information.

In addition, with its built-in IR blaster, the tablet acts as a universal remote controller, 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. Plus, when using AllShare Play, users can pass content to the TV or remotely access files on a desktop computer.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 also features: a 1.6GHz Quad Core processor; 2GB of RAM; Wi-Fi technology with dual-channel bonding for faster loading of web pages and video streaming; a 4,600 mAh battery; 16GB of internal memory; and a microSD card slot for a combined 80GB of storage. $399.99.