Samsung’s pitched itself directly against the Apple iPad Mini when it launched its Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile World Congress this week. WSJ’s Ben Rooney weighs them up and is impressed at how the Samsung tablet stacks up.
Source, world’s largest electronic company Samsung has launched Galaxy note 8 with the stylus. This tablet is competing iPad mini of Apple in the electronic market. Galaxy Note 8 has eight screen size, which is almost of same size as Apple iPad mini.
Specifications differences between the Galaxy Note 8.0 and iPad mini include:
Galaxy Note – 8-inch display with 1280×800 pixel resolution (ppi)
iPad Mini – 768 x 1024 pixels, 7.9 inches (~162 ppi pixel density)
Galaxy Note – Quad-core 1.6 GHz Samsung Exynos processor
iPad Mini – Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
Galaxy Note – Android4.1.2Jelly Bean OS
iPad Mini – iOS6.0.1
Galaxy Note – 2GB of RAM
iPad Mini – 512 MB RAM
Galaxy Note – 16GB and 32GB internal storage options
iPad Mini – 16/32/64 GB storage
Galaxy Note – MicroSD card slot for memory expansion
iPad Mini – No
Galaxy Note – IR port for TV control
iPad Mini – TV-out
Galaxy Note – 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
iPad Mini – Front-facing and rear-facing
Galaxy Note – 210.8×135.9×7.95 mm and 338 grams of weight.
iPad Mini – 200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm (7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 in)
It said the launch of the Galaxy Note 8.0 would “reignite the mid-size tablet category” – a segment increasingly crowded by rival products including the iPad mini that launched last November and Google’s seven-inch Nexus 7.
Samsung and Apple accounted for more than half of all smartphone sales in the final quarter of last year.