Samsung, Sony and Hewlett-Packard took to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, over the weekend to announce new tablets that could rival Apple's iPad.
The most notable of the tablets is Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0, which will be the South Korean tech company's direct competitor to Apple's iPad mini and the Google Nexus 7. As noted by its name, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has an eight-inch screen with a 1,280-by-800-pixel resolution. Like other Galaxy Note products, the new Samsung tablet will also come with the S Pen stylus.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and comes in 16-GB and 32-GB models.
Samsung also said the Galaxy Note 8.0 will come with an infrared blaster technology that allows it to be used as an universal remote control for TVs, Blu-ray players and other devices. No pricing or availability dates were given.