The new Andriod tablet will sit in between the iPad Mini and iPad with an 8” screen offering 189 pixels per inch. Shipped with an S Pen stylus, the South Korean manufacturer claims the tablet is good enough to replace traditional pen and paper.
Price details have not yet been revealed but the Note 8 is expected to be positioned as a premium tablet.
Samsung will be hoping the Galaxy Note 8 moves it closer to rival Apple in tablet shipments. Although the South Korean manufacturer has a global lead in smart devices as a whole, accounting for just over one in five of all shipped, its position is buoyed by large smartphone volumes. In tablets, its 15% share of the market lags behind Apple’s leading 43%, according to figures from IDC.