The 10. 1-
Galaxy Note 10.
Is the tablet too big? The 5. 5-
Inch Galaxy Note 2 is too small to be your tablet but too big to be your phone?
Galaxy Note 8.
0 may be just right.
At least that's what Samsung wants.
The company announced a new 8-
Today, at the Mobile World Congress, a large mobile retailer in Barcelona, Android tablet inch, it hopes its new software features and portable sizes will make it stand out, especially for Apple's iPad Mini
The tablet is slightly wider than the size of the laptop on the 7 th.
Inch tablets on the market, including Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7, are easier to operate with one hand.
"We have seen people like this through consumer research --
Shoneel Kolhatkar, director of product planning at Samsung, told ABC News, "It's a hands-on experience. "The Note 10.
1 More is an experience of leaning back, which is actually about leaning forward and you are actively involved in your notepad and what you are editing.
Samsung's first Android tablet launched in 2010-
Galaxy Tab--had a 7-
Since then, the company has produced tablets of various screen sizes.
Apple has launched a smaller 7. 9-
Inch version of IPad--the iPad Mini --in late 2012.
Shoneel and other Samsung executives stressed to ABC News that it had a smaller tablet long before Apple launched the Mini.
Related content: Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with 1. 6GHz quad-
The core processor of the Galaxy Note 8 and 2 gb of RAM.
0 with 1280x800-
Resolution screen ga screen and 5-
Pixel camera on the back and 1. 3-
A megapixel camera on the front.
Samsung says it is designed to be like a personal notebook or diary and is the perfect size you can carry with you anywhere. Improved S-
Pen software, but the key to hardware is Samsung's S-
Pen, the same stylus or digital Pen that it starts shipping with other Galaxy Note 10.
1 and Galaxy Note 2 products.
Samsung said the pen provides a natural interactive model for users who like to write, and so far it has been a success for the company.
"The notes category was really very successful, and quite frankly many of us were surprised," Kolhatkar said . ".
"When consumers start using note-taking devices, they use many ways to personalize notes and write on photos.
We would like to introduce the best size form factor in this type of equipment.
"With the Galaxy Note 8.
Samsung has also enhanced the software experience.
The Air View feature allows you to hover the pen over a specific Samsung app so that you can see a preview of a video, email or photo without actually launching the app.
The pen now also allows you to control the menu and the back button on your device.
Samsung is using Google's Android 4. 2. 1 (or Jelly Bean)
It also adds some multitasking to it. The multi-
Window options allow you to place applications side by side.
For example, you can have a website or book on the left side of the screen and then take notes in the S Note app on the right.
Other software features include Smart Stay, which automatically keeps the screen on when you look at it, as well as the reader mode, which changes the brightness of the screen for reading.
Samsung wants the Galaxy Note 8, but it's smarter.
It also wants it to be your remote control.
The tablet is equipped with an infrared transmitter and the company's new Smart Remote app that allows the tablet to act as a universal remote.
The Like interface allows you to change channels by clicking on the image.
It also includes a new smart search that allows you to search for shows or movies in many different services. The Note 8.
0 will play on 2013.
Samsung did not elaborate on the exact price and availability in the USS.
But Kolhatkar does say this note is the best combination of size and price.
The current Galaxy Note 10.
1 for $499, its Galaxy Tab 2 7. 0 for $199.
As Kolhtkar said, "Samsung always offers options.