The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is heading stateside and it will arrive on April 11. Samsung showed off the international version of the 8-inch tablet during February’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. At the time of its big reveal Samsung had not tagged the tablet with a release date or pricing structure.
The 16-GB WiFi only version just went on sale in the UK this week and now Samsung has announced a $399 price tag for US-based customers.
For the price Samsung is offering a competent system that includes a 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. The tablet also features a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and a 3-megapixel front facing camera. While users have complained about Samsung’s tablet based cameras in the past, details for the current setup have not yet been reviewed.
The device as the name suggests features an 8-inch display that outputs with 1280 x 800 pixels of resolution.
Also thrown into the mix is 16GB of internal storage alongside a microSD card slot that can expand memory to an additional 64GB.
Samsung is already working on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 3G/LTE version, although a release date and pricing for that carrier sold device have not been revealed at this time.
Samsung is following a rather traditional release schedule with the Note 8.0, focusing on lower-end WiFi-only models while working out its next generation LTE device.
The big question surrounding the Note 8.0’s release will be whether or not consumers adapt to the device. Tablet’s are traditionally sold in the 7-inch and 11-inch varieties. However, the tablet market is still exploring its possibilities and Samsung’s shift to the new tablet side could find a comfortable design that users enjoy.
Will you be picking up the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 or would you rather purchase a traditionally sized tablet?
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