Introducing the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 in Australiaon Mar 14, 2013
A new era of Samsung portability and everyday productivity
MELBOURNE, Australia – March 14, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Australia today announced the launch of the GALAXY Note 8.0. The WiFi variant of the new eight inch tablet will be available for pre-order at both the Melbourne and Sydney Samsung Experience Stores, before going on sale later in early April Australia-wide.
Providing exceptional multimedia performance within a compact one-hand-grip screen, the GALAXY Note 8.0 tablet has the power and advanced technology to evolve the tablet experience and ensure consumers achieve efficient multi-tasking. Using an intelligent S Pen, you can now enjoy the ease of a traditional pen and paper but with the latest in Samsung notebook technological innovation, creating a sophisticated mobile experience that will enhance life on the go.
“The tablet market is one of the key focuses for Samsung this year and launch of the GALAXY Note 8.0 illustrates Samsung’s innovative thinking when it comes to this category,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President – Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia. “The launch of the GALAXY Note 8.0 offers consumers a compact tablet with the convenience of portability that is packed features for outstanding productivity. The GALAXY Note 8.0 is an ideal accessory for the busy, modern and creative person.”
With the popularity of the GALAXY Note II smartphone and GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet, Samsung is very happy to be making the GALAXY Note 8.0 available for pre-order in the Melbourne Samsung Experience Store before rolling the tablet out in the coming weeks,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President – Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia. “With its compact size, convenient multi-tasking capabilities and sophisticated S Pen features, the GALAXY Note 8.0 offers Australians that will reignite the creativity potential of Samsung’s mid-sized tablet market.”
At the core of the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0’s innovative solutions are beneficial functions, including:
- Multi-window options to split the portable 8 inch screen and allow optimal access to a number of applications
- A new generation of Samsung’s intelligent S Pen with advanced usability; access to a suite of S Note templates and tools that allow you to create, edit, manage and share everyday documents
- Samsung’s “reading mode” technology to enjoy e books with exceptional resolution. A suite of exciting new content and services pre-loaded for users including, for the very first time on Samsung GALAXY tablet, Awesome Note.
A smart diary for life on the go
Slim and compact enough to become an ideal 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, the new era device gives users an ideal pocket-sized hands-on organisational tool. Practical S Note templates 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 fine detail thanks to the evolution of the intelligent Samsung S Pen. Exceptional precision is offered with Handwriting-to-Text conversion and Productivity Tools that support formula and shape recognition are now available at the touch of your S Pen.
New content and services
GALAXY Note 8.0 is packed with pre-loaded content and apps* specifically for the value maximising, 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, an integrated application that is introduced in Android™ tablet for the first time with GALAXY Note 8.0, is capable of many note-taking uses including Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists. With Flipboard^, users’ RSS, 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*. Finally, Smart Remote^, gives you a universal remote control and electronic programming guide allowing you to seamlessly manage how you watch TV and video,
A new age of S Pen intelligence
Optimised to aid personalised creativity, the Samsung S Pen has evolved to increase everyday usability and enhance creative expression. Embedded within the tablet, the S Pen is an extension of the GALAXY Note 8.0. Removing the S Pen from the device will automatically launch innovative features such as Pen Detection that will suggest adapted menus that it thinks users need and Page Buddy, a feature that will intuitively activate a user’s most recently adapted S Note home screen.
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 in full. S Pen Gesture allows images and content to be easily edited and cropped, whilst Paper Artist and Photo Note allow photos to be artistically personalised.
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.
Maximising 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.
An ideal info-tainment partner
Packed with features to engage, entertain and excite, the GALAXY Note 8.0 supports user’s practical everyday needs. Reading Mode transforms the GALAXY Note 8.0 into an e-Book reader, providing optimal reading conditions to help ensure consumers can curl up and enjoy a good book. Reading Mode can also be extended to other applications on the device. Users can even turn it into a universal remote control with Smart Remote, to seamlessly manage TVs, set-up boxes, DVD & Blu-ray players.
Notes to Editors
The GALAXY Note 8.0 will be available for pre-order from March 14th, 2013 for $459 (WiFi model) at the Melbourne Samsung Experience Store, Shop 2351 in the new Highpoint Shopping Centre and the Sydney Samsung Experience Store, Sydney Central Plaza, 450 George Street, Sydney,
GALAXY Note 8.0 Product Specifications
|Processor||1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor|
|Display||8” WXGA (1280 x 800, 189 ppi) TFT|
|OS||Android 4.1.2 (Jellybean)|
|Camera||Main (Rear): 5 Megapixel Camera
Sub (Front): 1.3 Megapixel Camera
|Video||Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, (1080p Full HD video @ 30fps)|
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AC3, FLAC3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker|
|S Pen Optimised
|S Pen Experience
- S Note, S Planner, Email with hand-writing integration
- Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist
|Popup Note, Popup Video|
|Shape Match, Formula Match, Idea Sketch|
|Sharing Features||Samsung AllShare Play
Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display) – Mirroring & Extension
Samsung AllShare Framework
|Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies Air|
|Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel|
- Game Hub
- Learning Hub
- Music Hub /
|Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service (version 2.0)|
|Page Buddy / Tag Buddy / Word Buddy|
|Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB2.0|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Light Sensor|
|Memory||2GB (RAM), 16/32GB
microSD (up to 64GB)
|Dimension||210.8mm x 135.9mm x 7.95mm, 340g,|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-ion 4,600mAh|
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