DUBAI, United Arab Emirates May 5, 2013 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the 8 inch tablet, the GALAXY Note 8.0 in the UAE; a new era of intelligent Note technology set to re-ignite the mid-size tablet category that Samsung established in 2010.
Providing unrivalled multimedia performance within a compact one-hand-grip screen, the GALAXY Note 8.0 has the power and advanced technology to evolve the tablet experience and ensure that consumers achieve new levels of efficient multi-tasking while benefitting from superb voice call functionality. Furthermore, the reengineered intelligent S Pen brings together the latest innovation and the ease of using a traditional pen and paper; creating a sophisticated mobile experience, enhancing life on-the-go.
“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.
At the core of the GALAXY Note 8.0’s innovative solutions are beneficial functions, including multi-window options to split the portable 8 inch screen enabling optimal access to a number of live applications; a new generation of Samsung’s intelligent S Pen with advanced usability; access to a suite of S Note templates and tools that enable you to create, edit, manage and share documents; the Samsung “reading mode” technology to enjoy e-Books with optimized resolution, video and voice calls.* In addition, there are new exciting preloaded content and services such as Flipboard and Awesome Note, included at no additional cost, for the very first time on Samsung GALAXY tablet.
A smart diary for life on-the-go
Slim and compact enough to become the perfect on-the-go work and play companion, the GALAXY Note 8.0 brings powerful performance and functionality to support even the most demanding of lifestyles. Designed to store and manage your personal and professional data efficiently, the new era device gives users the perfect pocket-sized organizational tool. The S Note and S Planner feature help to manage everyday tasks, including meeting notes, to-do lists and even personal diary entries. All content can be entered and updated with the finest of detail thanks to the evolution of the intelligent Samsung S Pen.
New content and services
GALAXY Note 8.0 is packed with pre-loaded content and apps specifically for maximizing the value of mass multimedia consumer. Upgraded Chat-On provides easy instant messaging and group chatting in multiple formats – images, video, voice, contacts – for simple enjoyable communication. Awesome Note application is introduced in android tablet for the first time with the GALAXY Note 8.0 and it’s capable of unlimited note-taking using Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists. With Flipboard application, your news, social network and other feeds come together in one stylish, flippable format so you can enjoy all your news and life’s great moments in one place. In addition, a customized Flipboard version is exclusively developed for Samsung, enabling users to take the S Pen’s hover feature and preview article headers beneath Flipboard's main screen tiles. Finally, Smart Remote gives you a universal remote control and electronic programming guide allowing you to manage TV and video watching seamlessly.
A new age of S Pen intelligence
S Pen technology is now so advanced that it doesn’t even have to touch the screen. With Air View, the S Pen needs only to hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on S Planner without opening the file or application. S Pen Gesture allows images and content to be easily edited and cropped, whilst Paper Artist and Photo Note allow photos to be artistically personalized. In addition, for the very first time in GALAXY Note category, you can use S Pen to control the physical menu/back buttons on the device with WACOM technology. Optimized to aid personalized creativity, the S Pen has evolved to increase everyday usability and enhance creation expression. Removing the S Pen from the GALAXY Note 8.0 will automatically launch innovative features such as Pen Detection that will suggest adapted menus and Page Buddy, a feature that will intuitively activate your most recently adapted S Note home screen.
Maximizing mass multimedia consumption
Creative multi-tasking with the GALAXY Note 8.0 is effortless due to innovative Dual View feature; two multi-window options that seamlessly allow you to facilitate multi-screen usage. Dual View’s split screen accommodates optimal operation of different apps, such as launching the S Note on the web browser screen and allowing content to be resized, dragged and dropped as required. Additionally, multi-tasking is extended to phone calls＊. Pop Up Note allows users to access S Note at any time to keep track of key actions and Pop Up Video ensures users to keep surfing the web whilst chatting – content windows can be easily resized by pinching to enlarge or reduce.
Perfect info-tainment partner
Packed with features to engage, entertain and excite, the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 supports your practical everyday needs. Reading Mode transforms the device into an e-Book reader providing the optimal reading conditions to ensure you can curl up and enjoy a good book. Also, users can turn it into a universal remote control with Smart Remote, to seamlessly manage TVs, set-up boxes, DVD & Blu-ray players.
The GALAXY Note 8.0 is currently available in leading retail stores across the UAE. The GALAXY Note 8.0 WiFi version and GALAXY Note 8.0 3G/WiFi version is retailing at AED 1,699 and AED 1,999 respectively.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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