In this era of cut throat competition for device developers, Android has changed the dimensions, strategies and rulebooks of battleground! Samsung Note 8.0 is released officially and will be available in 2nd quarter internationally. Why Samsung has launched this version of Note? Yes there were speculations in the tech worlds and in the business analysts’ circle. But to me it is not as simple as it looks. There are insider sources informing us that Apple has been planning 4 devices per year cycle, quite unexpected move if it practically happens from Apple. After the sad demise of Steve Jobs it was looking like Apple has lost a visionary. Someone has surely told to or Tim Cook might himself understand that his strength lies in Supply Chain Management. That’s why Apple is heading toward the above mentioned direction.
Mobile world congress is going on at present. There are speculation that Apple is redefining its strategy, design and certain copy book features. So, Samsung has acted quite proactively to tackle new iPad release. So, let us have a look what Samsung has to provide with this quirky move.
Samsung Note 8.0 Features:
|Dimensions||210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm|
|Display||8″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||800 x 1280 pixels (189ppi)|
|OS||Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|Chipset||Exynos 4412 Quad|
|CPU||Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor|
|Primary camera||5 megapixel auto-focus camera, face detection and Best faces feature, touch focus and image stabilization|
|Secondary camera||1.3MP, video-call enabled|
|Video camera||Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps|
|Stylus||S Pen, 1024 pressure levels, hover functionality|
An Attempt to Gain Initial Lead, Samsung Revealed Cards!
It seems as their line of release. The device has to give a little more that Samsung Note 2. It has something less then Note 10.1. But let me take to another dimension. I cannot stop myself without comparing Galaxy Note 8.0 and iPad mini.
iPad mini is equipped with Apple’s Dual Core A5 processor and the newbie is having Samsung’s Exonys Quad Core processor. While Apple has legacy of providing their devices in the range of storage capacity (16,32,64 and 128 GB versions of iPad mini), Samsung has tried to go head to head with built-in storage of 16/32 GB along with expandable micro SD slot.
Samsung has jumped a big leap ahead of its rival in RAM segment with the best in segment 2 GB RAM.
Camera features does not look like something that I will run to have with 5MP Primary and 1.2 MP Secondary camera. Yes the device does enable its user to Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps.
Though Note 8.0 has Samsung genes as far as built and design is concerned with a plastic finish and typical “Note” curves, they have tried to have little bigger screen dimensions with 8.0 inch display in compared to 7.9 inch display of iPad mini. In design segment Apple is still outright winner with aluminum body which gives a premium look to the tablet.
The factor that can play a role to decide the winner of upcoming competition is price range, and that is yet to be announced.
Yes Samsung has put a stronger Tablet but has it opened all its cards? As according to certain speculations Apple’s new iPad and iPhone 5S (or may be iPhone 6 too) are knocking the door. Samsung has not considered NFC an important feature to have in Note 8.0, that can go other way for developers as Apple is planning to have vary technology in their upcoming products.
It’s Good to be a Spectator:
Let us not assume anything as Nokia too has launched a series of products at ongoing MWC. Apple is going to make multiple breakthroughs, and Samsung will obviously try to play to the optimum being a defending champion this time. My goodness! That I can tell you wait and watch buddies!
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