Looking for something bigger? The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 which retails at RM1,699 is now available for bundling on Celcom. It is offered from as low as RM1,088 on its Celcom First Data + Voice plans. These are basically mobile interent only plans and additional usage of calls/sms are charged separately. Calls are charged at 15sen/minute to all networks while SMS are charged at 10 sen each.
Full bundled pricing as follows:
Celcom First Data Lite (1.5GB) 12 months – RM1,488
Celcom First Data Lite (1.5GB) 24 months – RM1,388
Celcom First Data Basic (4.0GB) 12 months – RM1,388
Celcom First Data Basic (4.0GB) 24 months – RM1,288
Celcom First Data Advance (6.0GB) 12 months – RM1,288
Celcom First Data Advance (6.0GB) 24 months – RM1,088
There’s an upfront payment between RM200-500 required during signup depending on plan and it will be refunded back to your monthly bill across 10 months evenly.
To recap on the Galaxy Note 8.0 specs, it comes with a 8.0″ display that does 1280×800 resolution and it is powered with a quad-core 1.6GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Just like its name suggest, it comes with an S-Pen which lets you draw or sketch with the stylus. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the usual Samsung UI enhancements such as Multi-Window and Smart Stay. There’s a rear 5MP camera without flash and a front facing 1.9MP camera. Juicing up the device is a 4,600mAh battery and it weighs 338 grams with a thickness of 7.95 grams.
For more information, head over to Celcom’s Galaxy Note 8.0 product page.
Update: If only shopping is your thing, you can order the Galaxy Note 8 from Senheng online here.
For those that crave for a “bigger” smart phone, SenQ has started accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with the retail pricing of RM1,699. That’s the same price as the Galaxy S III right now. The pre-order is happening at all SenQ digital stations nationwide and PlusOne club members will enjoy additional 1 year warranty.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is rather similar with the Galaxy Note II with a Quad-Core 1.6GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which is expandable with microSD. The front 8″ display does 1280×800 resolution which packs 190ppi. There’s also a front facing 1.9MP camera and a rear 5MP shooter which lacks assisted flash. The Note 8.0 also comes with an Infrared port as well.
Out of the box, the Galaxy Note 8.0 runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and like any “Note” series, it also comes with a S-Pen. With a 4,600mAh battery, the Note 8.0 overall weighs 338 grams and has a thickness of 7.95 grams. Just like most 7″ tablets from Samsung, it also comes with a speaker ear-piece which allows you to make calls directly but we would recommend having a bluetooth headset for that.
Do check out our hands-on experience and initial first impressions of the Galaxy Note 8.0 here.
We are covering the Mobile World Congress 2013 and managed to get our hands on the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. This sits between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1 which comes with a dedicated S-Pen.
Compared to its former premium phone-tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, the Note 8.0 is slightly thicker, heavier and has a lower battery capacity at 7.95mm, 338grams and 4,600mAh respectively. Design wise, it carries the similar look and feel as the current crop of Samsung devices such as the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy S III. There’s also an InfraRed port which can be used as a consumer grade remote control.
Being a phone-tablet device, you can make calls on this 8 incher as it comes with an earpiece receiver at the top, although we find it silly to have a such a big device next to your face.
Head after the break for the hands-on video and we’ve included some sample shots from the 5MP shooter as well.
While many are looking ahead to the Galaxy S IV, Samsung has been busy adding on more devices to its mobile portfolio, say hello to the Galaxy Note 8.0.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be making its debut proper at the Mobile World Congress next week but Samsung gave journalists an early preview of the new tablet.
As the name suggests, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is an 8-inch that includes Samsung’s trademark S Pen stylus input interface. Running on Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2), the device features a 1280×800 display (about 190ppi) and is powered by a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor augmented with 2GB of RAM. There’s also a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front shooter. Storage options include a 16GB and a 32GB, both with microSD expansion. Battery life should be decent thanks to a 4,600mAh pack.
If you’re wondering, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will support LTE and will be capable of making phone calls. You can also expect nifty features seen on the other Galaxy Note devices like multi-screen and the like in the Note 8.0, so usability going to be good on this device.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 will be available worldwide in the second quarter of 2013 and it is definitely coming to Malaysia though the exact launch date has not yet been announced. In any case, we will be in Barcelona to give you the latest coverage on the Mobile World Congress 2013 — that includes a hands-on with the Galaxy Note 8.0 — so stay tuned.
Head after the break for more product shots