Mobile World Congress isn’t set to kick off until Monday, but Samsung have decided to go in a day earlier to reveal their latest Galaxy note 8.0 tablet, which will pack an 8-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution 1.6GHz A9 Quad-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3 front-facing camera, HSPA+21, 32Gb of in-built storage and a 4,600mAh battery.
The Note 8.0 will also come with the S Pen, placed in its own holster at the side of the tablet. However the inclusion of the pen also brings a new feature called Air View, which allows you to simply hover the pen over the screen to preview videos, emails, and photos without actually opening the file.
The S Pen can also be used to control the physical menu and back buttons on the front of the device. The more interesting feature of the tablet however is the fact that Samsung have included HSPA+21 on-board, meaning you can actually make calls with this tablet via Samsung’s phone app.
There’s also an IR blaster built -in, which when used in conjunction with Samsung’s Smart Remote app will allow users to control supported devices.
There’s no pricing or availability details yet, but we do know that the galaxy Note 8.0 will ship in Q2 with Android 4.2.1 and the usual TouchWiz interface.