Just before the MWC 2013 which event kicks off tomorrow, Uncle Sam decided to show off their new phablet. The device will feature the same S Pen that is already found on the Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1 among other features, and yes, it is also a ‘Phone‘
The major disappointment about this new device is its 8-inch WXGA display with 1280 x 800 resolution and 189ppi pixel density, when we know as per rumors that the next refresh for the Nexus 7 is will be sporting a full HD display.
What’s interesting about this device are the new out of the box apps supporting the S-Pen, which is a battery-less stylus, using the Wacom digitizer inbuilt into the Galaxy Note display. Samsung offers a combination of its own apps as well as customized third party apps to take advantage of the S Pen.
Image Source – Anandtech
Uncle Sam also claims that the S-Pen supported apps like Awesome Note & Flipboard have a 1 Yr. exclusivity with them. These are very popular apps on the iOS platform.
Here are the complete specs:
|Specs||Apple iPad mini||Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0|
|OS||iOS 6||Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Display||7.85-inch 1024 x 768 IPS||8.0-inch 1280 x 800 PLS|
|Weight||308g (WiFi)||338g (WiFi)|
|Front Camera||1.2 megapixels||1.3 megapixels|
|Back Camera||5 megapixels||5 megapixels|
|Processor||1GHz Dual Apple A5 (2 x Cortex A9, PowerVR|
|Samsung Quad Exynos 4412 (4 x Cortex A9, Mali|
|Connectivity||WiFi , Optional 4G LTE||WiFi , Optional 3G/4G LTE|
|Bluetooth||Yes, 4.0||Yes, 4.0|
|SD card slot||No||Yes|
|Storage||16GB—64GB||16GB/32GB + microSD|