Samsung unveiled an eight-inch tablet with phone call capability to rival Apple’s recently launched iPad mini and to concert its market dominance by offering devices in a variety of sizes.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 features an eight-inch screen and it is a similar to the 7.9 Inches rival of Apple i Pad Mini, which is Table with the ability to make phone calls.
The new device, now being marketed by Samsung as a “tablet”, is powered by Google’s Android software and will be showcased at the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona beginning on February 25, the company said in a statement.
Like previous incarnations of the Galaxy Note, the device comes with a stylus pen allowing the user to write or draw on the screen, which can be split in two to run various programs at the same time.
The firm has recently shifted its focus to its Galaxy Note, which turned out to be far more popular than the larger Galaxy Tab.
Samsung and Apple accounted for more than half of all smart phone sales in the final quarter of 2012 – 29.0 percent for Samsung and 22.1 percent for Apple – according Sources
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 expected to be price as Rs. 100,000 upwards