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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 now available in the Philippines

Unveiled last month at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has just been officially released in the Philippines.


Filipino Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 enthusiast are lucky because they can grab the 3G version of Galaxy Note 8.0, whereas UK customers can only purchase the Wi-Fi model for the moment.  The price tag of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is  P23,990 for the 3G + WiFi model, with plans for the WiFi-only model still not on the horizon.

The company has also tapped TV host and celebrity Bianca Gonzalez as the official brand ambassador for the Galaxy Note 8.0.

Samsung currently trails Apple in the worldwide tablet market with its 15.1 percent market share during the fourth quarter of 2012, but has shown an almost three-fold growth for the same period, owing to stellar sales of its new tablet devices.


Some of the new features of Galaxy Note 8.0 is the S Pen, it can now be used without actually touching the screen through the advanced Air View technology. The S Pen needs only to hover over the screen to preview pictures, videos, and e-mails without opening the file or application in full.

For avid e-book readers, the Galaxy Note 8.0 intelligently calibrates itself to provide optimal conditions for prolonged reading through the Reading Mode. Eyestrain is greatly reduced as it automatically adjusts brightness, color temperature, and contrast ratio depending on lighting conditions.

Hardware-wise, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is pretty solid and offers a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, along with a Mali-400MP GPU and 2GB of RAM.   The 8-inch capacitive touchscreen display supports 800 x 1280 pixels resolution and 189ppi. The tablet comes with dual cameras (5-megapixel rear photo snapper and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera), 16/32GB internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 64GB).

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Speciafications

  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.2)
  • 8-inch Samsung PLS Display, 1280×800 pixel resolution, 189 ppi
  • 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage
  • microSD support (up to 64GB via microSD)
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • HSPA+21.1Mbps (3G version)
  • Can call and SMS
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • microUSB v2.0
  • GPS, A-GPS (3G version)
  • Weight: 338 grams
  • Dimensions: 210.8×135.9mm (3G version)
  • 4600 mAh battery
  • Price : P23,990


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