Launched and showcased at MWC 2013, so about 3 weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet is not yet widely available, but it’s up for preorder on some markets. In France for example, the big retail chain Fnac has it listed on preorder, priced at 399.99 euros in the WiFi only version.

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We’re dealing with a Jelly Bean tablet, with 2 GB of RAM and a SoC quad core Exynos 4 ticker. The device is bundled obviously with the S Pen with Wacom technology and it doesn’t have a 3G modem. The device incorporates an 8 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display and it’s aimed at competing against the Nexus 7, iPad Mini and Kindle Fires. It’s basically a bigger Galaxy Note II and a more compact Galaxy Note 10.1, hopefully without its creaking case.

Speculations say that we should expect an extra 50 to 70 euro added to the price of the 3G version. Finally, we also get a Bluetooth 4.0 module and GPS on this device, as well as a microSD card slot and a 5 MP cam at the back. In about two weeks I’m sure we’ll see this product in stores everywhere.

  • Much more than the expected price of 320e

  • Ricardo Almeida

    The must come down when Nexus 7.7 comes out. It’s too expensive, even if it was the 3G version… Previous generation processor, previous generation screen resolutions… I don’t get what Samsung is thinking… This should be the same price as the current Nexus 7.