On a lazy Saturday, Samsung announced the newest member of the Galaxy family. She comes in at 11.9 ounces, a middle weight or all intents and purposes. The Galaxy Note 8 sits between the Galaxy Note 10.1 & Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy Note 8 will still have HSPA+/LTE/WiFi and voice capabilities, although I wonder how good the coverage will be without GSM radios. Now that may just be a guess on my part, but everything I have looked at makes no mention GSM at all. Now with this model Samsung has a war on all fronts with Apple. I would say this phablet (I truly hate that word) competes against the iPad mini, the Galaxy Note 10.1 & Note II take on the iPad and of course there is the infamous Galaxy S series taking on the iPhone. Apple may be still raking in the billions, but they are facing some very stiff and capable competition. We are still waiting on a complete spec sheet, but we can say it is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.