The much rumored Galaxy Note 8.0 has finally been officially confirmed by Samsung, the device will feature the Exynos 4 Quad clocked at 1.6GHz coupled with 2GB of ram, a 8.0-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 at 189ppi, HSPA+ 21 support and Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 onboard with the usual TouchWiz taste.
Both on the inside & outside the Galaxy Note 8.0 appears to be very similar to it’s older cousin, the Galaxy Note II. From the build quality to the very SoC which are the exact thing. We were previously guessing that it’ll be coming with Android 4.2 but it was announced with the first release of Jelly Bean (4.1), Samsung will however probably offer a Jelly Bean 4.2 upgrade in the coming months.
As for connectivity the little beast packs standard WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS and HSPA+ 21 (850/900/1900/2100MHz). Up to 32GB of internal storage is available on select variants and a 4,600mAh battery will ensure the juice supply. The standard set of ‘S-features’ are bundled in the device and a ‘reading mode’ was added. The Note 8.0 also offers a 5.0MP shooter.
The global HSPA+ variant features full cellular connectivity just as previously rumored, that essentially makes it the largest branded Phablet to date! The two other variants are the LTE and WiFi-only models which are currently in the works and shall pop out later.
The device is set to be available globally in Q2 2013 but no pricing information was made available yet.