Apr 09 AT 11:28 AM Taylor Wimberly 20 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hits the US this week for $399


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.

Via: Business Wire

Source: Galaxy Note 8.0

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  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    I personally don’t have much use for the S Pen, so I would probably go with the Samsung Nexus 10 that is selling for the same price.

    • Co1e

      Well, that answered my question! Thanks!

    • Tom

      You mean that tablet that drops frames like crazy? I’d still get this over the Nexus 10

      • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

        Galaxy Note 8.0 uses the older Exynos 4 chip. The Nexus 10 uses the newer Exynos 5 with faster CPU/GPU.

    • Stella

      I agree. For the price point and side by side features, the Nexus 10 is a better deal.

  • Co1e

    Looking forward to the review, especially how often you actually use the s-pen.

  • Thomas Biard

    I would like a device with the S-Pen. The Note 8.0 is the perfect size for me too, but unfortunately I can’t afford it. I would love to use it at work, for my startup project, and for studying.

    I see it as having a lot of usability, but not for everyone. Its right up my alley.

  • Raptor

    Taylor, fyi, with all due respect, when anyone says “HD display” without. mentioning that this “HD” is only 1280×800 the best what we think about this person is “one more salescrook”

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Anything above 720p is considered “HD.”

      • Raptor

        By salespeople and dumboids, sure, 200+ ppi 800p is a “HD” but we here are not the ones i assume?

  • SGB101

    That’s a great price, I was worried it was going to be hugely expensive.

    Spen I think is water on my note2,but on a bigger screen would be used a lot by my daughter for drawing and learning to write. (would get her on my X200t)

    Ad to that the SDcard makes it a nice option for me.

    • Raptor

      in 2007 almost all smartphones used stylus. Is adding stylus enough reason to add $250 to generally $150 tablet? Samsung became a ripoff lately not any less and actually more then Apple.

    • KSK

      Or you could teach your daughter to write with a pen and paper. I know, it’s going out of style.

      • SGB101

        Obviously she uses pen and paper, but the educational apps just don’t work as good on A4.

  • R.S

    It’s too bad the US version doesn’t include a sim card slot. :-\

  • donger

    Could be cheaper…

  • Mobile an Dth recharge App

    However i have no knowledge about this mobile phone, but i after reading your blog i find it is amazing.

  • impromark

    My wife has a Note I and uses the pen; I figure I would too if this was for productivity. My daily tablet is a 10″ tab, but I admit the smaller form factor is much more portable. Still, I love the extra real estate, and this beat the heck out of squinting at anything smaller than 5″…


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  • Guido

    This is for sure a tablet, and not a phone :p It’s huge for a phone.
    I think the samsung galaxy s4 is already quite big.