Despite being the undisputed global smartphone king for a while now, Samsung hasn’t been able to enjoy the same success in the tablet market. And not because of lack of trying — Sammy has launched in 2012 alone, around seven or eight tabs.
But perhaps their first addition in 2013 can turn things around. This is the Galaxy Note 8.0, unveiled for over a month and up for grabs starting today in UK. For now, there’s only one British store selling the iPad Mini “killer” – the Samsung Experience Store in Westfield Stratford City, London.
However, according to official statements, the GNote 8 will go for sale shortly in other stores, both of the brick and mortar kind and online. If you’re in a hurry and happen to swing by the Experience Store, you’ll find just the Wi-Fi only version of the 8-incher available.
The price tag is £339, which is not exactly affordable. Then again, the Note 8 doesn’t skimp on hardware, packing a quad-core 1.6 GHz CPU and 2 GB of RAM inside an elegant, 7.95 mm thin body. The display boasts a 1,200 x 800 pixels resolution and there’s on-board Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
A Note 8 version with cellular connectivity is expected to land soon in UK, with both models also headed for America in a few weeks or so.
<Source: Android Central>