A New Era of GALAXY Note Series

April 19, 2013

A New Era of GALAXY Note Series

GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE Offers a Seamless Mobile Experience

Stimulates Creativity and Productivity Anywhere


It Moves You


Hong Kong, 18 April 2013 – Samsung Electronics Hong Kong Company Limited, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE. After the great hit of the GALAXY Note 10.1, the new GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE continues to extend its state of the art function to this 8 inch (1280 x 800) PLS display device. Along with its 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the new GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE offers a new era of portability, creativity and everyday productivity through its speedy 4G LTE technology.




“The GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE polishes the GALAXY Note series with an all-rounded utility set that serves the different needs of customers; it definitely breathes fresh life into the category of mobile devices,” says Yiyin Zhao, Product Marketing Director of Samsung Electronics Hong Kong Limited. “Not only does GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE continue to bring to us its exclusive S Pen function, the new device also augments its viewing experience for its users by extending the screen to an 8 inch display. Samsung is committed to evolving and in meeting the demands of modern life through innovation. We are dedicated to set a new standard of seamless mobile experience for our users, ultimately fostering users’ creativity to grow without the restriction of time and location, and experience what a true digital lifestyle really is.”



Well Equipped & Ultra Fast Experience on the Go

The new GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE is equipped with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. It runs on the fastest 4G LTE network available for all users in Hong Kong through all carriers. This enables the Multi-Window function to run brisk, and allows users to upload or download their photos instantly off their microSDHC™ memory card up to 64GB of expandable spaces. GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE comes with a 4,600 mAh high capacity battery to make sure that you can use your tablet anytime and anywhere without worrying. You can now enjoy an agile digital lifestyle and open as many applications and browsers as you want.


Samsung’s GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE makes visual experience more pleasurable through its 8 inch TFT display with 1280 x 800 megapixels. It is only 7.95mm thick and weighs only 340g, making it easy to carry and enhance its portability. With the light-weighted device along with a great display, browsing websites, photos and videos have never been more enjoyable. The touchscreen display also allows users to make full use of the 8 inch display.


In addition, Samsung has realized that more users now prefer to read on their smartphones and tablets. To ensure that users could enjoy different reading materials while keeping their eyes in the best condition, Samsung’s “reading mode” technology allows users to enjoy e-books with optimized resolution and comfort screen colour condition. Users can now even use the S Pen to drop memos or highlights keynotes while reading on their devices.

Advanced S Pen Intelligence

GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE is optimized to aid personalized creativity on the go. Slim and compact enough to travel with users wherever they go, users can now enjoy the increased usability of the Samsung S Pen to enhance creation expression.


While Samsung developed the new GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE, we understand the importance to enrich the S Pen packed with personalized creativity experience. The Samsung S Pen now works meticulously with the 4G LTE technology, users can insert their agenda into the diary-size S Planner and make good use of the Multi-Window function to facilitate multi-screen usage and dramatically increase productivity.


The new S Pen can now be intelligently used on the 8 inch display for a better writing experience to mimic the experience of writing on an actual piece of paper or on your notepad. Removing the S Pen from the device will also automatically launch innovative features such as Pen Detection; it will suggest adopted menus which the device smartly thinks you will need. With Air View, users can also use the S Pen to hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on S Planner without opening the application or file in full. S Pen Gesture also allows users to use the S Pen to create easy commands, such as returning to the main menu, opening the main menu, opening Pop Up Note, turning on Quick Command, screen capturing, and cropping images and texts. Photo Note is also available on the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE where users can insert memos on the back of the photo, edit the photo with personalized effects and share it with friends easily.


In addition, for the first time, GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE incorporates the WACOM technology. Users can now use the S Pen to control the physical menu / back buttons on the device, and easily crop photos and copy and paste photos for a more unified experience.



Preferable Apps withExcellent 8 Inch Perfect SizeDisplay

GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE is packed with pre-loaded content and apps for users to truly enjoy unmatched multimedia experience.


Samsung is also partnering with Awesome Note. Awesome Note is an integrated application capable of unlimited note-taking usages through Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists. Flipboard is once again welcomed on board onto GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE with an exclusive version made specifically for Samsung; this version allows the Hovering feature to preview headlines. Smart Remote is also available to give users a universal remote control and electronic programming guide to manage TV and video watching.


A Portable Classroom with e-Learning

GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE offers a comprehensive e-learning platform where students can use various learning tools while parents could keep track of their children’s learning progress. In the upcoming new Samsung Learning Hub, Samsung will work closely with different publications to provide a variety of educational e-books and exercises; students will then be able to learn on an interactive platform that is not restricted to only e-books, videos and recording materials.


Interactive educational materials are offered in video and voice recording formats making learning more lively and responsive. While working on exercises, students will find out whether their answers are correct or incorrect instantly, together with a comprehensive answer guide. Students can also use the new S Pen to add their own notes within the educational content.


Tech-savvy parents can also follow closely to their children’s learning curve on the interactive platform. The pre-loaded Learning Hub function in GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE provides progress reports on children’s learning, including information on how much time was needed for the student to complete a module or exercise, the student’s learning speed, grade achieved and average grade.


Learning Hub

Pre-loaded on the GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE, Learning Hub is a newly innovated Samsung platform that consists of interactive learning tools for users of all ages. Users can now enjoy the best and most convenient learning experience by downloading a wide range of interactive educational materials to use along with practical tools you may find on Learning Hub; for example, learning notes, revision tests, interactive questions, and instant analysis. Learning Hub’s self-managing system can also allow users to adjust their learning and course track progress.


Readers Hub

Pre-installed on GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE, Readers Hub is a newly innovated multi-functional electronic reading platform that gathers the world’s latest and best selling e-books. Users can download these e-books on different Samsung devices with a single user account. You may also download these contents without download limits. Readers Hub consists of a powerful electronic reading function, including bookmarks, notes, and personalized settings.


ChatON – A Free Instant Messaging App

Pre-loaded on GALAXY smartphones and tablets, ChatON has an extensive list of functions. Not only can you share texts, recordings, photos, videos and files, you can add up to 200 buddies in your chat rooms. ChatON is a multi-platform application that supports 64 different languages, computers and tablets. You can also instantly receive messages and send ChatON messages even if you have multiple phone numbers. ChatON offers a holistic communication experience that surpasses geographic boundaries, allowing you to keep in touch with your friends at all times and plan parties on the go. In addition, a collection of beautiful anicons and chat room backgrounds are available for download for free, for example: Mickey Mouse & Friends, Winnie the Pooh & Friends, Moomin, Tuzki, and Pucca, etc, making your messages to be sent across more vividly. Users can also send personalized creative text messages to enchant your friends with a made to order surprise.


Samsung Apps Featured Services and Applications

Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE users can enjoy more featured services than other Android device users. Samsung users can now install exclusive applications on Samsung Apps store. GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE’s featured services and exclusive Samsung Apps include:


  • - clickplay: The new cross-media movie-on-demand software will launch alongside with GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE. Users can now use a single log-in username to rent or purchase Hollywood movies, BBC documentaries and children’s shows on clickplay app. Download the special version of clickplay on Samsung Apps, you can enjoy a selection of children’s show available in Samsung Zone; shows include Thomas & Friends, Barney, Angelina, Bob the Builder, and Fireman Sam etc. Promotional period ends on June 30th. In addition, Samsung Apps users can enjoy 30 credits for viewing any film upon the first time registration on clickplay, and enjoy “buy 100 credits and get 100 credits” offer for first-time credit purchase.
  • - ALLMAG S: A platform that hosts a large amount of Asian Chinese magazines and comic books, such as East Touch, yes!!, East Weekly, Fashion & Beauty, PC Market, GAME STATION, and Crayon Shin-chan etc. With a single monthly fee, you can enjoy unlimited downloads of all books and magazines, and Samsung Apps users are entitled to an exclusive first month free trial (Valued at HK$31)!


In addition, Samsung Apps consists of a “Kids” category where you could find suitable applications such as Dr. Seuss’ interactive story collection from OmBook, Robocar Poli game collection, as well as a selection of captivating English learning videos such as Pocoyo TV and Hutos etc. Users can now easily search and download applications that are suitable for children.



Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE will be available for sale later.


For details of Samsung products, please visit www.samsung.com, or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (852) 3698 4698.


Diverse Accessories Fulfilling Different Needs

Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE has a variety of accessories which allow users to pick according to their needs, including:

Product name

Product shot



Suggested Retail Price


Book Cover

White, Dark Gray, Berry Pink, Lime Green and Garnet Red

The screen of Note 8 is automatically on-off when flip the book cover.


To be announced

Stand Pouch

Gray, Pink and Green

A foldable pouch that offer 2 angle standings for reading and watching movies.


To be announced

Vehicle Dock



The adjustable stand fits for all tablets in 7” -8.2” and holds your tablet in your car.


To be announced


Specifications of SAMSUNG GALAXY Note 8.0 LTE (N5120)

Special Features

  • - 8” WXGA Display (1280X800, 189 PPI)
  • - Support 4G (LTE) service
  • - Embedded S-Pen

  - Air View: Hover S Pen to preview the content (Video, Photo, Email and S Planner)

  - Precise Writing & Drawing (Handwriting to Text function)

  - Easy Clip (Freely cropped Cut & Paste)

  - Hovering

  - Direct Handwriting (support: S Note, S Planner, Email..etc)

  - Quick command

  - Pop-Up Playand Pop-up Note (During call / Web Browsing)

  • - Reading mode function
  • - Call Function: Voice call & Video call
  • - Multi-Window: (Support S Note, Internet, Call, Gallery, Polaris Office ,Video Player, Google Map, Youtube, etc)
  • - Free Dropbox Service
  • - Polaris Office® (Microsoft Office document review and editing)
  • - Smart Stay
  • - Smart Remote (Universal Remote Control)

Input Method

  • - Hand Writing Recognition (English, Traditional, Simplified Chinese, number and symbol)
  • - Virtual Qwerty Keyboard (CangJie and Quick Input)
  • - Google Voice Typing

Operating Platform

Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)


LTE (800/900/1800/2600MHz)

UMTS (850/900/1900/2100MHz) + GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz)


210.8(L) x 135.9(W) x 7.95(D) mm




8 inch 16M color PLS Full Touch Display (1280 x 800 pixel)


1.6GHz Quad Core Processor


  • - Internal storage: 16GB
  • - RAM: 2GB
  • - Support microSDHCä (up to 64GB)



Battery Time*

  • - 4,600 mAh


  • - 5.0 Mega-pixel Auto Focus Camera
  • - 1.3 Mega-pixel Front Camera
  • - Focus Mode: Auto Focus, Macro
  • - Shooting Mode: Single shot, Smile shot, Panorama, Cartoon, Share shot, and Buddy photo share
  • - Scene Mode: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Sports, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dawn, Autumn color, Text, Candlelight and Backlight
  • - Effect: Negative, Black and White, and Sepia
  • - Timer:2 seconds,5 seconds,10 seconds

Music Player

  • - SoundAlive™ Sound Effect (Samsung Proprietary Technology)
  • - Dual Speaker
  • - Music Library
  • - Background Music Play
  • - 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack


  • - Video Play Format: MPEG4 / WMV / DivX / H.264 / H.263 / RMVB / ASF / 3GP
  • - Music Play Format: MP3 / AAC / AMR / WAV / WMA / OGG / FLAC / MIDI / XMF / IMY / M4A / 3GA / MXMF / RTTTL / RTX / OTA / OGA / AWB / RA

Internet Tool

  • - Android Browser™
  • - Google™(Gmail, Google+, Google Talk, Local, Map, Navigation, Search, Voice Search)
  • - YouTube™
  • - Google Play™
  • - Samsung Apps Store
  • - Exchange Active Sync™ (Email, Contacts, Calendar)


Data Transfer

LTE 100Mbps / HSDPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS


  • - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • - Wi-Fi Channel Bonding
  • - Wi-Fi Direct


v4.0 (aptX / A2DP / AVRCP)

Data Connectivity

USB 2.0

DGPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to phone pre-configuration

+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

* The talk time and stand-by time are approximate. Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.



All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this document and the products described herein, at any time, without any obligation on Samsung to provide notification of such changes.


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