Samsung was in attendance during Pepcom at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday evening, where we had a chance to check out the company’s brand new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. The device will launch later this year around the globe, and seems like it will be direct competition for the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini.
It’s equipped with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution display and runs Android 4.1.2 with Jelly Bean on top. Samsung even expanded the S Pen recognition area to the buttons below the display, which means you can tap them with the S Pen to use the menu or return back. The tablet also has 2GB of RAM, which seemed like enough power to keep multitasking snappy, and a 1.6GHz quad-core A9 processor. We also like that there’s a microSD card slot for adding additional storage.
Check out our full gallery to see more of the device. We even compared it to an iPad mini for a better visual.