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Will Android-based Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 go toe to toe with the iPad mini?

I wonder how long does it take for a device to include everything, phone, tablet, camera, wallet… Samsung has quietly announced its Android-based Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, the burning question is, Will Android-based Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 go toe to toe with the iPad mini??

I haven’t tried the Android devices from Samsung, but looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the Samsung’s big play in the “phablet” market.

Galaxy Note 8.0 is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, and has a 1280 x 800-resolution WXGA screen and a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front.

Samsung says Galaxy Note 8.0 is designed to be used as a personal notebook or diary and that it is the perfect size for you to take anywhere.

Apple introduced a smaller, 7.9-inch version of the iPad — the iPad Mini — in late 2012.

Key specs:

General: Optional 2G/3G/4G connectivity
Form factor: Tablet
Dimensions: 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm, 338 g
Display: 8″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels (189ppi)
Stylus: S Pen, 1024 pressure levels, hover functionality
Chipset: Exynos 4412 Quad
CPU: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor
GPU: Mali-400MP
RAM: 2GB
OS: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Memory: 16/32GB storage, microSD card slot
Still camera: 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, face detection and Best faces feature, touch focus and image stabilization; 1.3MP front facing camera, video-calls
Video camera: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps
Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL features (TV Out, USB host), GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC
Battery: 4600 mAh
Misc: Nature UX, Extremely rich video/audio codec support, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor, Smart stay and Smart rotation eye-tracking, Reading mode
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