Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8.0 in UAE
Tablet range gets tune-up, new S Pen
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South Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of its 8-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note 8.0 in the UAE, describing the device as "a new era of intelligent Note technology set to re-ignite the mid-size tablet category that Samsung established in 2010".
Samsung designed the Note 8.0 to be a one-hand-grip screen and is marketing the device as "evolutionary", citing power, performance, multi-tasking and voice call functionality.
The company also highlighted the "re-engineered, intelligent" S Pen, which is said to deliver a traditional pen and paper experience.
"The Galaxy Note 8.0 heralds the next stage in evolution for the category, as we have continued to build upon the success of its predecessors to deliver the best Note device yet," said Denzil D'Souza, head, Business Planning Divison, IT Group, Samsung Gulf Electronics.
"In 2010 we launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab, introducing a new chapter in the mobile industry. Three years on we are continuing to innovate and evolve this sector to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern consumer. Delivering the perfect fusion of portability and everyday productivity, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a pioneering, pocket-sized solution for every situation, whether at work or for play," he added.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 includes multi-window options to split the 8-inch screen for access to a number of applications at one time; access to a suite of S Note templates and tools designed for the creation, editing, management and sharing of documents; the Samsung "reading mode" technology for e-books; and preloaded content and services such as Flipboard and Awesome Note.
The S Note and S Planner features help to manage everyday tasks, including meeting notes, to-do lists and personal diary entries. Content entry is said to be easier with the updated S Pen.
The Note 8.0 comes with a collection of pre-loaded content and apps. Upgraded Chat-On provides instant messaging and group chatting in multiple formats: images, video, voice, contacts. The Awesome Note application makes an appearance in an Android tablet for the first time, allowing "unlimited" note-taking using Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists.