Samsung’s contribution to the 8 inch tablet segment, the Galaxy Note 8.0, will finally be making its market debut in the US on April 11th. The price is a bit steep at $400 for the Wi-Fi only model with 16 GB of storage. However, that’s the price without any carrier support, which means the carriers can chip in to sweeten the deal further.
As for its features, the US version of the Note 8.0 is exactly the same as the one Samsung had unveiled at the MWC, with the only change being that its phone call feature has been removed for US consumers. The 8 inch display packs in 1280 x 800 pixels and is receptive to both finger and stylus support, the latter being one of its biggest USPs. At its core lies a Exynos 1.6GHz Quad Core that works together with 2 GB RAM.
Included in the offer are a few other goodies, such as 2 years of free usage of 50 GB of Dropbox cloud storage along with a month of free unlimited streaming from the Samsung Music Hub. Note 8.0 buyers in the US are also entitled to $25 worth of purchase from the Google Play Store.
However, the one thing that seems overbearing is the price tag, which does seem to be a bit on the higher side. The Note 8.0 is already on sale in the UK and will launch in Canada on April 29th.
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