Last month Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile World Congress, and today they revealed pricing and availability for the US. The Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi will hit retail stores on April 11 and sell for a suggested price of $399. Customers who wish to pick up the device can find it at Amazon, Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile, h.h. gregg, Newegg, P.C. Richard & Son, Staples and TigerDirect.com.
Highlights of the device include an 8.0 inch HD display (1280 x 800, 189ppi), 1.6GHz Quad Core processor and 2GB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera on the back can shoot 1080p video, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera can handle video chats at 720p resolution, 16 GB internal storage with a microSD slot for expansion, built-in IR blaster, and a large 4,600 mAh battery.
“The Galaxy Note defined an entirely new smartphone category and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet redefined the tablet experience for consumers,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “With the Galaxy Note 8.0, we fully expect to ignite the mid-size tablet market Samsung pioneered with the first Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse and packs the power needed for full mobile entertainment and productivity.”
We just received a demo unit to check out, but we felt that the unique device deserved some more attention and not a rushed 48-hour review. Be on the lookout for our full impressions and check out Samsung’s presentation below from MWC to get an idea of what to expect from the Note 8.0.