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Galaxy Note family grows

Samsung is expanding its Galaxy Note family this week with a fresh entry: the Galaxy Note 8.0. As its name implies, this new member features an 8" TFT display (sorry, no AMOLED here) with a screen resolution of 1280x800.
Inside, you'll find a 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 4 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, microSD expansion slot (supports up to 32GB) and a 4600 mAh battery. The tablet/smartphone will run Android 4.1.2 with a dash of TouchWiz.
Models being shown at MWC 2013 are equipped with HSPA+, but models destined for the U.S. in Q2 will feature LTE capability.

Source: Samsung

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RE: Imagine...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/24/2013 9:09:13 AM , Rating: 2
I...I don't get it. What do I have to do with this?

RE: Imagine...
By name99 on 2/24/2013 2:20:28 PM , Rating: 4
Devices like this (and most oversized phones generally) are not targeting the US market, they are targeting populations that are not wealthy enough to be able to afford a separate phone and large-screen computation device, and so have to compromise with a single device that performs both roles adequately, if not great.

That's why things like the screen are cheap --- basically everything that can be cheap is. You get LTE for the same reason that you get four cores --- because once you've designed them, it's cheap to stamp them out, so you might as well throw them in for marketing reasons, even though you don't expect them to be used much. Screen (and probably battery) aren't like that --- there high quality costs, and you're not going to get it.

Basically don't sneer at these. They might not be what you would choose to own, but I think it's awesome that some poor person in Vietnam or Mongolia or Brazil gets a chance to own something like this --- it's a whole lot better than a Nokia candy bar phone which might have been the only real option two years ago say.

RE: Imagine...
By retrospooty on 2/24/2013 2:55:20 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with you in theory, but what do you wanna bet its not going to be priced for the Budget consumer.

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