NEWSFLASH: Samsung’s 8 Inch Slate to Hit the Market

In today’s modern age, the greatest asset that the economy has are people. And how effective people are at their contribution to the economy is dictated by how much resources they have at their disposal. The essence of time and efficiency is highly valued, and modern day gadgets like smartphones and tablets are helpful to today’s businessman.

Recently, Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy Note 8.0 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is what some may call, the best of both worlds. It is both a smartphone and a tablet, and even though Samsung has chosen to delve away from the common 7-inch screen that most tablets on the market seem to prefer, it still manages to be bigger that the 7.9-inch screen that comprise Apple’s iPad Mini.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Running on Andriod 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 features the Samsung TouchWiz user interface. With a 1280×800 resolution and a widescreen TFT LCD display, this marvelous device measures 8 inches diagonally, which is more or less the same as the Note II. The Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with a stylus, and although it hasn’t exactly captured the appeal of Americans, it seems to be quite popular in Europe and Asia.

The heart of the Galaxy Note 8.0 is a 1.6Hz quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM, which is available in either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. Your final choice won’t cause any setback though, since both versions support microSD cards. Additionally, this latest from Samsung features 2 cameras, which are forward-facing and 5-megapixel and can record 1080p HD video. A 1.3 megapixel front camera for video chat puts the icing on the cake.

Want a strawberry on top of that icing? The Galaxy Note 8.0 supports various wireless options, such as WiFi, GPS, NFC, GLONASS, and Bluetooth. There will be an LTE version, which will allow it to be utilized as a dedicated smartphone. Still not enough information? Maybe it’s time for you to visit your trusty online store.

The combination of a phone and a tablet seems to be something that would come out of a movie. The ever-handy communicator of the science fiction genre is quite similar to a Skype video call on the Galaxy Note 8.0, which is something that a Bond villain would love to utilize. There might just be a slight learning curve to this since people may need some time to adjust in making calls on an 8-inch phone.

Now, all of the features of the Galaxy Note 8.0 seems to be quite what is needed to compete with Apple’s iPad Mini, but all of its features may also create confusion to users on what it really is. The question still remains as whether it could initiate a new wireless revolution. At the moment, Apple seems to have a firm grip on the tablet market, and much larger screen size may not be enough to oust Apple from their throne, but then again, we have experienced a lot of shifts over the years, most of which have very much surprised us.

In conclusion, the release of the Galaxy Note 8.0 shows that innovation is not dead; something that is already efficient can indeed be made more efficient, if there ever was a term as “more efficient”.