At the quarterly media brief held by Samsung West Africa on the 28th of March in Lagos. Samsung West Africa announced that it would make the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 available in Nigeria from the End of April 2013.

Speaking about the product was the Head of Sales, Hand Head Products, Mr. Olumide Ojo said the tablet provides the balance of portability and Usability; it is also a perfect device for your daily diary. It also has an e-reader which minimizes eye fatigue while in reading mode. The device also has a multi window feature where you can do two things at once.

I personally feel The Samsung galaxy note 8 feels different than a typical 7-inch tablet; it’s noticeably wider, but still feels comfortable in my hands. It’s a simple, elegant design with really smooth edges and corners.

Samsung has also added the ability to use the S-Pen for creativity and multitasking.

It has a 5-megapixel back camera is located directly in the top middle of the back, which probably lowers the chance an unwanted finger will enter the frame with taking a picture. The front camera, however, sits off to the top-right corner on the front. On the bottom edge are two speaker grills, a Micro-USB port, and a slot for the S-Pen. The Galaxy Note 8 also supports simcard and microSD card.

The Galaxy Note 8 will ship with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), with Samsung’s ever-present TouchWiz UI over it. The sharp, colorful 8-inch screen measured 1,280×800 pixels with a 189 ppi, and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI makes yet another tablet appearance. Swiping felt responsive whether when using the S-Pen or my fingers, and apps seemed to load without much delay.

With an SD card slot, a home button, and native Jelly Bean support, the Note 8 offers a compelling package and those looking for a highly functional electronic daily planner will want to give it a serious look.

Check back for TechCity’s full review of the Samsung Galaxy note 8.0