Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Poised to Surpass iPad Mini in CostBy
Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy Note 8.0 at the upcoming MWC followed by a launch in Europe towards end March. A Bulgarian site, Tablet.bg, has some interesting details to share of the upcoming iPad Mini competitor. The Note 8.0 could be priced 699 leva in Bulgaria, which translates to roughly 358 euros ($480). This applies to the base model of the tablet with 16 GB storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. The same for the iPad Mini with similar configurations stands at 339 euros, which makes it 20 euros cheaper than the Samsung device. A similar pricing trend is also expected with the other models as well.
What seems amply clear is that Samsung is not interested to play the price game as Amazon or Google have done with their Kindle Fires or the Nexus 7 devices. Another unique quality of the Note 8.0 device will be that it will come with a stylus attached. The tablet will come to have more functionality, making it the ideal work and entertainment device. Samsung should also be wary that its Galaxy Note 10.1 could never replicate the success that its smaller sibling has enjoyed. The biggest challenge for Samsung will be ensure the Note 8.0 is not relegated into a small niche, while keeping it within affordable limits.
As for specs, Samsung will be offering the Note 8.0 with 16 and 32 GB internal memory options. Each of the versions will have Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + 3G, Wi-Fi + 3G + LTE connectivity options. The rest of the specs include 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, along with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the OS. The tablet will also have a 5 and 1.3 megapixel rear and front facing camera while a 4,600 mAh battery will keep everything moving.